The British Esports Championships Spring 2019 grand finals for schools and colleges concluded at Insomnia Gaming Festival in April. winners announced
British Esports Championships, winners announced, Exciting
All the League of Legends finals were streamed to twitch.tv/belongarenas and casted by Chronicler and GreyHart. The Overwatch colleges grand final matches were streamed to the same channel and casted by BiggHungryPhill and vowels.
The space was kindly provided by GAME and Belong Arenas, which also held its Arena Clash tournaments on stage across the weekend. The finals were hosted by Stu ‘Abominable’ Kennedy.
Here are the winners announced for each grand final:
- Overwatch Colleges: Sunderland Seers from Sunderland College
- Overwatch Schools: KES Esports from King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon
- League of Legends Colleges: Farnborough Falcons from Farnborough Sixth Form
- League of Legends Schools: Beyond Reality from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
- Rocket League Colleges: SRCulater from Southern Regional College
- Rocket League Schools: Fortes Esports from Carmel College
You can see a full list of winners and runners up for the schools and collegesfinals on the British Esports website.
As well as handing out trophies and certificates to winners and runner sup, British Esports has been working to arrange coaching for the winners with top organisations. For example, the association arranged a visit to Excel Esports’ new training facilities at Twickenham Stadium for the League of Legends winners.
Padraigín Tasker, course coordinator of Games, Animation and VFX Skills at Southern Regional College (who won the Rocket League college final), told the British Esports Association: “We had a fantastic time competing in Season 1 and then following that through to the Grand Finals at Insomnia. We absolutely enjoyed every bit of it, even the travelling from Ireland!
“It was a great experience for our team and we are really looking forward to next year and hopefully we can keep our winning streak going. Thanks to all at British Esports for everything they done this year, it was a great competition to be a part of.”
KES Esports/Scorpions team manager and captain Patrick ‘Nox’ Marosan commented: “Being able to take part in the first two seasons of this tournament was an incredible experience, not just for me, but for everyone involved.
As the team’s manager and captain, it was great seeing that the Champs allowed our esports team to grow from a small group of 4 to a total of 14 players, 7 technical crew members and nearly 60 wonderful supporters who contributed to the running of social media, livestreams and team organisation overall.
“This has allowed people from all age groups within the school to work together on something they are passionate about, and it has given many people valuable experience in a range of fields within the esports industry, as well as improving their public speaking skills and confidence. The support from our teachers has also been great, especially with such a new and uncertain activity.”
About the British Esports Association
The British Esports Association is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2016 to support and promote esports in the UK.
As a national body, its aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. It’s focused on the grassroots level of esports.
The Association hopes to help educate the masses – including parents, teachers, media and government – around what esports is and the benefits it offers.
Its three goals are to Promote, Improve and Inspire.
About Insomnia Gaming Festival
Insomnia Gaming Festival allows visitors to catch up with friends or meet new people in the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN area, compete in esports tournaments and visit the expo.
Visitors can try out the latest games from publishers to indies developers or play some retro games. Insomnia is a celebration of gaming culture perfect for fans of any age.
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