Grime artist P Money is teaming up with esports organisation LDN UTD for an Apex try-outs event at Lewisham Shopping Centre.
The event, which is part of the #GrimeAgainstKnives movement, aims to get people off the streets, prevent knife crime and give gamers a route to turn professional.
It takes place at Lewisham Shopping Centre on Thursday June 27th from 6pm. Try-outs will be streamed live via Twitch and offer players the opportunity to become part of LDN UTD’s Apex Legends team. Viewers will also be able to submit questions for the grime artists in attendance.
Players will compete on PCs against each other as well as grime artists such as P Money himself.
“Grime and gaming go hand in hand, both having strong communities. Big up LDN UTD for giving a chance for young gamers to show their skills, hangout and do something positive with their time.”
This follows the organisation’s recent draft for Fortnite, which took place earlier this year. LDN UTD was set up late last year as a fan-focused initiative.
Gamers can register to try-out via the LDN UTD website at www.ldnutd.gg. Participants and spectators who sign-up for the event will be provided with a special LDN UTD reward for Chipotle, partner of LDN UTD.
LDN UTD says it has chosen the venue of Lewisham Shopping Centre ‘to reflect its inclusive ethos, given that LDN UTD is aiming to help tackle the various issues affecting London youth, including knife crime and promote equality through esports’.
P Money said:”Big up LDN UTD for giving a chance for young gamers to show their skills, hangout and do something positive with their time. Grime and gaming go hand in hand, both having strong communities.
“I still love gaming and would have played professionally if knew how to when I was young, but now LDN UTD are giving out those opportunities. I’m looking forward to the event, especially since it’s in Lewisham Shopping Centre on the 27th.”
Oliver Weingarten, CEO of LDN UTD commented: “As a grassroots esports organisation we are aiming to provide opportunity and accessibility to gamers of all backgrounds and the chance to further a career in gaming, whilst aligning with societal benefits; whether that be on education around health, nutrition or life skills. We want people to get off the streets, get educated and get gaming.”
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.