The University of Warwick has won back-to-back Esports University of the Year awards.
They racked up the most points from various NSE esports tournaments throughout the 2019/20 academic year.
The Esports University of the Year is awarded by National Student Esports (NSE), a body for student esports in the UK that was set up in 2018.
The University of Warwick reached the top of the table with 1,618 points, ahead of the University of Southampton (second place with 1,404 points) and Staffordshire University (third place with 1,390 points).
Warwick entered 27 teams/participants over the course of the year, including teams in Dota 2 (Warwick Ducks), League of Legends (Grey Warwick), Overwatch (Warwick Angels), Rocket League (why do i show up to fractal geometry) and CSGO (Warwick Toasters).
The Esports University of the Year takes inspiration from the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) points table.
Warwick Esports Society President for 2019/2020, Jack ‘Coach’ Fenton, commented: “I couldn’t be more proud of the team for securing the back-to-back championship. We’ve never aimed for anything less, but when the mid-season table came out we wanted to open the gap between second place. The teams all put priority on their NSE competition and it’s clearly worked. I’m especially proud of our achievement through the difficult times we’re in right now, as I know this affected our players across all games.”
Jack will be finishing university this year and his role as society president will now be taken by Daniel ‘bepis boi’ Zeng, who said Warwick will make sure to build on his legacy.
News source: NSE
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