Last week, Portsmouth based technology firm Novatech Ltd took part in the January 2021 Call of Duty esports Tournament in the name of raising money for their chosen charity, Solent Mind.
The tournament saw Novatech competing against a variety of teams from around the country, from Portsmouth to Inverness and everywhere in between, with many coming from a whole host of different businesses and sectors. The Novatech Reign Gaming team reached the Prestige final and secured a thrilling victory against the prestigious video game developer, Rockstar North.
Over the course of the weekend, the teams raised a grand total of £3319 which was split between 7 different charities.
Novatech previously expressed their enthusiasm to help raise money for Solent Mind, citing the increasingly isolating national lockdowns which have proven to be a strain on many people’s mental well-being. The Reign Gaming team felt they would like to continue their fundraising efforts for the charity and saw the opportunity to do so at the tournament. Their hardwork and determination was rewarded with several wins, leading them into the final round where they successfully beat Rockstar North, securing the £100 prize for their chosen charity.
The £100 prize money donation to Solent mind can provide 6 hour Peer Support Group sessions, helping people to connect and share their experiences with mental health. From the tournament and Novatechs own fundraising for the event the technology firm has £250 to give to the charity on top of all of their additional fundraising efforts for Solent Mind.
Patrick O’Neill, Captain of the Reign Gaming team commented, “The tournament was really enjoyable for everyone who took part. We are a relatively new team, so it was a fantastic experience and certainly something we would like to take part in again! Raising money for our chosen charity Solent Mind, while doing something we love, is a great feeling. Thank you to Business Fives for organising the event, we look forward to working with you again in the future!”
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