It’s official – Scan Computers is the system builder with the maddest gaming skills in the UK.
They fought teams from Ebuyer, Box.co.uk and PC Specialist across a range of games to be crowned the victor in ESL UK’s Battle of the Brands tournament, which was announced last year.
Box.co.uk were awarded the Team MVP award.
But more important than bragging rights between system builders is the fact that this competition raised £16,731 for SpecialEffect, a UK charity that helps people with physical disabilities play video games (and one that ENUK held a charity stream for last year).
What’s great is the initial target for donations was £10,000, with each retailer and sponsor contributing a minimum of £500 to the drive. This was later raised to £15,000 – and the donations almost reached £2,000 above that.
Many names from within UK esports and beyond donated via the JustGiving page, from organisations to players, brands, streamers, ESL staff and more.
Games included FIFA, Rocket League, Tekken, CSGO and Move or Die, and teams had a mix of staff and streamers or ‘ringers’.
Well done to everyone involved and congrats for raising almost £17k!
So after 7.5hrs of competitive gaming ScanComputers are the victors in the first ever @ESLUK Battle of the Brands, but EVERYONE involved was a winner today! Thanks to all who took part, watched and donated, the money raised will make a BIG difference to gamers across the UK #BotB pic.twitter.com/6x28a11a3b
— SpecialEffect (@SpecialEffect) January 13, 2018
— Scan Computers (@ScanComputers) January 13, 2018
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.