British Esports Crowns 2022/23 Student Champs Winners in League of Legends, Overwatch 2, Rocket League and VALORANT

The winners of the 2022/23 Student Champs Finals

UK’s largest amateur grassroots esports tournament for schools and colleges culminates in thrilling live finals at Confetti X, with a quarter of a million live views on Twitch.

Sunderland, UK, Thursday 29th June, 2023 – British Esports, the national body established to support grassroots esports in the UK, is delighted to announce the 2022/23 winners of the UK’s largest amateur esports tournament for schools and colleges.

Broadcast on Twitch to over 250,000 views and taking place at Nottingham’s esports facility, Confetti X, the Student Champs is the largest amateur esports tournament for schools and colleges in the UK, and open to students aged 12+.

Featuring some of the biggest titles in esports, including League of Legends, Overwatch 2, Rocket League and VALORANT, the Student Champs 2022/23 season saw in excess of 5,000 students from over 180 institutions take part in the season long tournament.

Culminating in the prestigious LAN event in Nottingham on the 24th and 25th June, the finals showcased the very best student teams from all corners of the UK in a thrilling two-day event, featuring the Nationals, Division 1 and the Women In Esports Division matches on the mainstage.

British Esports Student Champs 2022-23 Winners and Results

League of Legends Division 1:

Winners: The Sixth Form College Farnborough | MVP: Tomoyachi

League of Legends Nationals:

Winners: Altrincham Grammar School for Boys | MVP: Yuhengco2

Overwatch 2 Division 1: 

Winners: Belfast Met College | MVP: LDG 

Overwatch 2 Nationals: 

Winners: Gower College Swansea | MVP: False

Women in Esports Overwatch 2 Invitational:

Winners: Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies | MVP: Finhay 

Rocket League Division 1:

Winners: HSDC South Downs | MVP: RRX100 

Rocket League Nationals:

Winners: Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group | MVP: Laser

VALORANT Division 1:

Winners: VAL Belfast Met Buffalos | MVP: MP4 

VALORANT Nationals:

Winners: College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London | MVP: Dandan 

A host of esports talent was also on hand to support the Student Champs finals, with casters, producers and hosts including Eko, Waxen, Jacko, Initialise, RoryB, CasualCutie, Suzie, LittleJoe, Puppeh, Gehan, TofuElliot, Astral, Sunderlad and Grissom. 

British Esports would also like to extend a massive thank you to all the staff and students at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (part of Nottingham Trent University), for hosting the live finals and all their amazing support in facilitating the production and broadcast. 

“We’re delighted to celebrate the very best up and coming young British talent at our Student Champs Finals, now in its 5th year, showcasing esports’ strengths, competitive spirit, unity, and excitement,” said Andy Payne OBE, Chair, British Esports. “Congratulations to the winners, and a huge thank you to all our participants and partners, including Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies for the use of its fabulous Confetti X esports complex, plus all the schools, colleges, parents, staff, broadcasters, volunteers and more.”

“It has been a pleasure to work with our friends and partners in the British Esports team to host the Student Champs finals in Confetti X for the 3rd consecutive year, with this event being the biggest and best thus far.” said Gin Rai, Esports Manager and CL at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. “Each year we celebrate the diversity of this industry and those within it by coming together from all over the United Kingdom. It’s great to see new and familiar faces and share our esports journeys. Congratulations to all the institutions, staff and players involved and a shout out to our BSc Esports Production students and the broadcast tech team on an exceptional production. Let’s go Arrows! Well done!”

Visit the British Esports Twitch channel to catch all the latest VoDs ahead of the full aftermovie.

For more information on the largest amateur grassroots esports tournament for students aged 12+, at schools and colleges across the UK, please visit and register today.

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Adam McGowan | Marketing Director | British Esports | Email: [email protected]  

About British Esports

Established in 2016, British Esports is the national body for esports in the UK.  As one of the world’s leading esports authorities, we are the recognised member of the Global Esports Federation for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and founding member of the International Olympic Committee Esports and Gaming Liaison Group.  From nationwide amateur grassroots competition to cutting-edge esports curriculum and national representation on the global stage, we’re dedicated to increasing levels of esports awareness, improving esports standards, and inspiring future esports talent.  For more information and all the latest news, visit or follow British Esports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok.

About Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies
Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies is a dynamic and progressive learning institute offering specialist vocational education and training – from college-level courses to postgraduate degrees. Subject areas include audio and music technology and performance, games design and production, esports production, film and television, animation and VFX, content creation and live events production. Home to almost 3,000 students, Confetti is part of the multi-award-winning Nottingham Trent University. Confetti regularly hosts the British Esports Student Champs Finals and hosted the Commonwealth Games Championships Qualifying matches in August 2022.  Opening in September 2023, Confetti and NTU will deliver pioneering creative education aligned to the entertainment industries at a new purpose-designed industry centre in Whitechapel, East London. For more information and all the latest news, visit or follow Confetti on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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