Amazon University Esports UK Season 2 registration opens, with a new women’s Valorant tournament and £35,000+ in prizing up for grabs overall

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Amazon University Esports UK is kicking off its second season, with UK university esports operator NUEL delivering the tournament once again.

This new edition will hope to see some 900 teams and 6,500 students from 95 UK universities, as per the usual NUEL tournaments, and for the first time, universities from the Republic of Ireland will be able to take part in the esports competition.

Spanish firm GGTech is also involved, following the initial Amazon/NUEL/GGTech partnership announcement back in early 2020. This saw NUEL’s regular competitive UK university esports tournaments adopt the Amazon University Esports branding.

The NUEL’s Twitter name is now ‘Amazon University Esports | NUEL’ and Amazon University Esports branding is prominent on the NUEL website.

The Amazon University Esports UK will feature tournaments in games including League of Legends, Team Fight Tactics and Valorant, as well as Clash Royale, CSGO, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege and Rocket League. The winners of the different games will share a prize pool of more than £35,000.

There are also tournaments for women and non-binary players, as there have been in past editions. A new Valorant tournament for women and non-binary players has been added for the first time, joining League of Legends.

GGTech said in a press release: “The success achieved last year has led GGTech to emphasise the importance of these competitions to promote equal opportunities, through a League of Legends tournament, in which the winners of the last edition and of this one, will compete again, in the global Women in Games Awards.”

As it was in previous editions, Amazon University Esports will once again be supported by Intel and SteelSeries.

GGTech also works on university tournaments with Amazon in Italy, Spain, France and Germany, with the Amazon University Esports Masters bringing together university champions from across Europe to compete with one another.

Amazon also recently sponsored Riot’s European League of Legends tournament, the Amazon European Masters.

There’s more info including registration details on the NUEL website.

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