UK university esports organisation the NUEL has announced a host of streaming activities known as Operation Hand Wash in response to the COVID-19 situation.
People will be able to watch and get involved via the NUEL’s Twitch channel over the next few months.
Firstly, a Minecraft server is going live on April 4th where players will be able to win prizes and earn items to use in the NUEL’s in-game worlds.
Next, the NUEL’s spring finals for university teams will be taking place from April 10th to 15th, across games including League of Legends, CSGO, Overwatch, Clash Royale and more.
Friday nights will be social nights (from April 17th), where people can get involved on the NUEL’s Discord server and take part in more relaxed and social games like Tabletop Simulator, Animal Crossing, pub quizzes and more.
Back on the esports front, there will be weekly cups starting on April 20th from Monday to Thursday at 6pm, with various prizes up for grabs.
Saturdays will host the Society Regional Rumble to play out social varsity events and esports matches between teams.
Keep an eye out for League of Legends too as the NUEL will be selecting a League fixture each week to broadcast on its Twitch channel with ‘up-and-coming UK casting talent’.
On Sundays there will be a Community Cup tournament in a different game each week ‘based on demand from the community’, starting with the likes of Age of Empires 2, Dead by Daylight, Stardew Valley and more.
There will also be a Blood Bowl 2 tournament, as well as a 24-hour charity live stream, with the latter taking place on April 22nd and proceeds going to the British Red Cross.
There will be more than £4,500 in prizing and other goodies to be won overall, with several of the NUEL’s partners supporting the initiative.
Outside of Operation Hand Wash, the NUEL has taken the GamesvsCovid19 Pledge and is backing [email protected], the computing power initiative where gamers are using their graphics cards to fight against coronavirus.
Source: The NUEL blog
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.