The college grand finals have concluded at Insomnia Gaming Festival and our very first Spring 2019 champions have been confirmed!
League of Legends
Starting the day was the League of Legends grand final between Sunderland Seers from Sunderland College and Farnborough Falcons from Farnborough Sixth Form. This took place on the main esports stage courtesy of Belong Arenas.
Seers had a long trip down, with the team having woken up at around 2am to make it to the Birmingham NEC on time, and this may have given Farnborough the advantage.
Despite Seers ADC Toashtie getting first blood in game one as Jinx, Farnborough fought well as a team, with Vi (redsocks048) and Mundo (‘t1 naut fanboy) causing Seers problems in team fights in particular. They stormed ahead 13-3 with a 10k gold lead and secured game one.
In game two, Farnborough continued their dominance with some superb team play and some great plays by Nunu (that man redsocks again) and Xerath in the mid lane (sonardy) who picked up ten kills. Despite some early successful ganks by Seers jungler TooneXx (and a brilliant barons steal) as Kha’zix, it wasn’t enough to stop Farnborough, who won the match 2-0.
Honestly the best moment in my life beeing able to play on stage proudly representing @SeersLoL , a shame we lost and @FSF_Esports definitely the better team today. My highlight beeing the baron steal so happy I got something down for the highlight reel. GG WP https://t.co/QTd6Gz0vjF
— TooneXx (@SeersTooneXx) April 19, 2019
Farnborough ADC player Nathan ‘bojiman’ Vincent told the British Esports Association: “I feel like it really couldn’t have gone better. Everyone did their part, there were very few mistakes, we talked about objectives and positioning, I don’t think we could have played much better.”
WINNERS: Farnborough Falcons
Left to right: Andy Payne OBE – British Esports chair, Ellis ‘12345elli’ Duncalfe – support, Nathan ‘bojiman’ Vincent – ADC, Brad ‘sonardy’ Seals – mid, Paul ‘redsocks048’ Middleton – jungle, Sabin ‘t1 naut fanboy’ Magar – top
RUNNERS UP: Sunderland Seers
Left to right (better picture coming soon!): Gary Tibbett – lecturer, Chester King – British Esports CEO, Callum ‘Hypa’ Wood – top, Rob ‘TooneXx’ Catley- jungle, Federico ‘LqeMePage’ Torra – mid, Jeeven ‘Toashtie’ Singh – ADC, Joe ‘S9 zyro’ Anderson – support