Gaming community platform Planet9 has announced a new tournament for university students with its official partners Acer and Predator Gaming.
The Planet9 University Invitational will see eight London-based universities battling it out in League of Legends for a share of £2,000 in winnings.
The group stage gets underway this Thursday (November 12th), with the grand final taking place on Saturday November 21st from 2pm. The group stage matches will be conducted offline, while the finals will be broadcast.
Eight London teams will be split into two groups. The first consists of Central London universities that are part of the CLUE organisation (Imperial College London, London School of Economics, University College London and Kings College London).
The second group is made up of four universities representing Greater London: Royal Holloway University of London, University of Roehampton London, London South Bank University and Queen Mary University of London.
The fixtures are as follows:
The winner will take home £1,000, the runner-up £500 and third-place £250. The overall tournament MVP will be awarded £250.
The casters for this event are Initialise and MaskedSwan, with Daedalus and Counterfeit on board as hosts.
Excel Esports League of Legends player Kasing is on board supporting the tournament.
Partners for the Planet9 University Invitational include Acer and Predator Gaming. Esports solutions agency HudL.gg is also supporting the tournament.
For the latest updates on the tournament, check back on Esports News UK throughout the month. You can watch the Planet9 University Invitational grand finals on HudL_gg’s Twitch channel on November 21st.
What is Planet9?
Planet9 is a social community platform designed specifically to allow gamers to participate in online tournaments or create their own through the ‘Battle’ function.
Users can also interact with brands, communities, influencers and pro teams through ‘Clubs’.
They can also review gameplay data via the ‘Stats’ function or Master Your Play with the ‘Coach’ feature, a one-on-one service where players can choose a coach based on their skill level, price and experience.
Planet9 is billed as a 360-degree platform for newcomers looking to improve, for gamers searching for a community and up-to-date content, and for coaches to promote their services.
Key info: Planet9 University Invitational
- Group stage: November 12th
- Final stage: November 21st, 2pm
- Final livestream: HudL_gg
- Official partner: Acer, Predator 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.