UPDATE (January 13th 2020): Please note sign ups are now closed.
November 12th, London: The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organisation set up to promote and support grassroots esports, announce that sign-ups are now open for the Spring 2020 Championships for students aged 12 and above.
For the first time, they have partnered with StreamRecap to provide in game highlights throughout the Spring Season for all League of Legends and Rocket League players. Which means that they are able to showcase the best team and individual plays across their social media profiles. StreamRecap is the best way to automate content creation and simplify sharing. They power thousands of videos and millions of views for esports teams, streamers and leagues. You can find out more about them here.
The British Esports Championships is a competitive video gaming competition for students in schools and colleges throughout the UK. The Championships are open to all secondary schools, Further Education (FE) Colleges and Alternative Provision (AP) schools in the UK and are PC-based.
The Championships hosts tournaments across three different, age appropriate games:
- 5v5 League of Legends: multiplayer online battle arena game (PEGI 12 age rating)
- 6v6 Overwatch: a vibrant first-person shooter (PEGI 12)
- 3v3 Rocket League: football with rocket-powered cars (PEGI 3)
Esports is an exciting team activity proven to help improve social skills, behaviour and cognition, as well as leadership and communication skills. It also has links to computing education, STEM subjects and the development of digital skills.
To find out more information about the championships, check out the British Esports Operational handbook here.
Sign-ups for the British Esports Championships are now open, with registrations closing on the 10th January 2020. The spring season will start the week commencing 20th January 2020. The winners of our Spring 2020 Championships will face our 2019 Winter Championship winners at a live grand-final at Insomnia Gaming Festival in April.
The British Esports Association has once again partnered with the Twitch Student Program, AoC Sport (part of the Association of Colleges) and epic.LAN for the Championships, which allow students to represent their schools and colleges in weekly matches every Wednesday afternoon.
Schools and colleges are able to enter multiple teams into the Championships. If you haven’t taken part in a previous season, they recommend signing up a maximum of one team per game. This enables your school/college an easier way to learn the Championships before committing to more teams in future seasons.
If you are interested in taking part in future Championships, you cansign up your school or college here (Note that as of January 13th 2020 sign ups to the Spring 2020 Championships are closed)
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 and is not a governing body.
The Association helps educate the masses – including parents, teachers, media and government – around what esports is and what its benefits are. Its three goals are to Promote, Improve and Inspire.
For press enquiries or for more information please contact the British Esports Association at firstname.lastname@example.org