Six teams have been crowned winners of the 2020/21 British Esports Student Championships LAN finals, which were held at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham yesterday.
This is a tournament series for students aged 12+ in schools and colleges across the UK, consisting of League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League championships. The in-person event featured six finals, including a Division 1 and Division 2 final for each of the three esports.
The finals were played on stage in front of a crowd of around 100 people in an all-day event at Confetti’s venue. Organisers the British Esports Association partnered with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies to host the student finals. Jake Nordland rounds up the winners.
In Division 1, Farnborough Sixth Esports (Circinaes) looked utterly convincing as they went 3-0 against their rivals, the Colchester Institute (Braintree Basilisks).
Farnborough Sixth’s Division 1 Overwatch side have proved unstoppable this season, posting a perfect 60 consecutive map win streak, according to the Farnborough Esports Twitter account.
Division 2 saw AGSB Esports, of Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, win with a 3-0 sweep over Peter Symonds College’s Centurions.
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Up in Division 1, Farnborough Sixth Esports (Ospreys) took out Woodhouse College (Chimphouse) in a convincing 2-0 grand final.
In doing so, Farnborough picked up their second Championships win for their college on the night, building on the success of their Overwatch side.
In Division 2, Exeter College (Mag.eXe) beat Bridgwater & Taunton College (TeamBTC LoL 1) in a 2-1 match described as a “slug fest” by British Esports, that went all the way.
It was once again Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (AGSB Esports) in the Division 1 final, this time in the Rocket-powered version of League.
After trading games early with their opponents from Northgate Sixth Form (Luxinate Esports), AGSB Esports pulled ahead with a distinctive 4-2 win to claim the trophy – arguably the upset of the Championships this year.
Exeter College (Team.eXe RL 2) also had their second podium appearance, but the college were able to post little resistance against a formidable Fourth Valley College (Forth Valley Gamers) side who managed a 4-0 sweep to take first place in Rocket League’s Division 2.
VODs of Saturday’s action are available on the British Esports Twitch channel. UK students, schools and colleges can register their interest to join next season’s Championships via this British Esports form.