The UK’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies will be providing hosting duties for the grand finals of Amazon University Esports UK and Ireland tournament, organised by NUEL in partnership with Spanish firm GGTech Entertainment.
The finals – including Rainbow Six Siege, CSGO, League of Legends and Valorant – will be broadcast live from today (Monday April 11th) to Thursday April 14th in Confetti’s esports production facilities.
Across the four games, more than 800 teams from 100+ UK and Ireland universities have taken part in weekly tournaments throughout the NUEL Winter and Spring seasons, to be whittled down to the final two in each tournament. The finalists will be playing for pride and prizes.
Each player on the winning teams will receive merchandise and hundreds of pounds worth of gift cards per player. The winners of the League of Legends and CSGO tournaments can also bag themselves exclusive experience prizes, such as trips to major esports events.
For the last couple of years, due to Covid-19, NUEL have had to run its domestic finals entirely remotely. However, for the first time this year, they are teaming up with Confetti, part of Nottingham Trent University, to produce a hybrid broadcast.
Whilst players will be taking part remotely, the production, casters and host will be live in the studio, and as you’d expect from a broadcast at Confetti, NUEL are excited to raise the bar for production values on the broadcast.
Managing Director for NUEL, David Jackson said: “Confetti students will be supporting various elements of the broadcast from the gallery and in the studio – which is critical to our mission to help provide students with more opportunities to get paid practical esports industry experience.
“Students from Confetti have been working on broadcasts of our tournaments throughout the season, so it’s great to see how this has built up to now working in a studio together.”
The live broadcasts will run from 5.30pm each evening beginning today (Monday April 11th). The Rainbow Six Siege final will be broadcast at twitch.tv/rainbowsixuk, whilst CSGO, League of Legends, and Valorant will be broadcast at twitch.tv/thenuel.
This is the second collaboration between Confetti, NUEL and GGTech this year – with the international broadcast of the pan-European Amazon University Esports Masters competition also being produced at Confetti.
Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He 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 and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Federation up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and offer esports consultancy and freelance services. Note: Dom still produces the British Esports newsletter on a freelance basis, so our coverage of British Esports is always kept simple – usually just covering the occasional press release – because of this conflict of interest.