National Student Esports (NSE) and Code Red Esports are offering aspiring casters the chance to make a name for themselves.
The student university body and agency have teamed up for the Caster of the Term competition, which allows aspiring casters to get recognition for their skills and pick up some event experience.
NSE will go through the submissions and form a shortlist of six casters which will be announced on March 18th.
These six will cast NSE’s Spring Finals taking place on the weekend of April 6th and 7th, and they will also each receive a Snowball microphone.
Code Red will pick an overall winner from the six to be named Caster of the Term, who will receive an Elgato Stream Deck and a one-hour masterclass with well-known British esports host Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner.
To enter, up-and-coming casters can submit a VoD of an NSE British University Esports Championship match. They can enter individually or as a pair, but must be a full-time student to enter.
Submissions opened last Friday (February 15th) and close on March 15th. The judging stage will take place between March 15th and the finals in early April.
Each Sunday, NSE will publish an article containing a list of all the students streaming games for the upcoming week. Some of the casters for this week include CSGO caster Adam Stroud from Bournemouth, Dota 2 caster Charlie Montréal from Keele, League of Legends caster Jess from Aberystwhyth, Rocket League caster RwDragon from Coventry and more.
It’s great to see initiatives like this bolstering the grassroots esports scene in the UK and best of luck to all the participants.
There are more details on the NSE website here.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.