For transparency: Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco used to work full-time for British Esports between September 2016 and February 2021, and currently does some freelance work for them, producing their weekly email newsletter.
British Esports has announced that the final of the British Esports Student Champs 2023 for UK schools and colleges, will take place from June 24th to 25th.
The finals will be hosted once again at Confetti X, the 100-seater 4,000 sq ft multi-event esports complex in Nottingham.
The British Esports Student Champs 2023 live finals will feature the best teams in League of Legends, Valorant, Overwatch 2 and Rocket League from over 5,000 players competing nationally, representing over 180 schools and colleges.
The 2023/23 finals will feature the Nationals, Division 1 and Women In Esports Division matches on the main stage.
Since September 2022, students from all divisions have been competing fiercely in the Winter and Spring Season, enduring multiple elimination rounds to secure their spot in the Grand Finals.
Chester King, CEO at British Esports, said:
“This event not only highlights their achievements but is also a celebration of the growing esports community and the potential for students to develop transferable skills through their involvement in esports.”
Gin Rai, Esports Manager and CL at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, added: “Working collaboratively with our partners at British Esports to deliver the Student Champs Finals in Confetti X is an incredible experience for both our teams but most importantly our students.
“We all get to connect, align our passions, and give our students a key ‘Do It For Real’ experience via the multi-game finals event. They get to work in all of the key production roles that bring together the full show, whilst working with British Esports as live clients. This has been greatly successful in the past three years of running the finals and we’re looking forward to seeing who will be crowned champions in 2023.”
British Esports Student Champs 2023 schedule
Doors open for attendees from 9.30am, and competitors from 8.30am. Timings are approximate and may change.
Saturday June 24th
10:30am – Valorant Division 1
1:00pm – Valorant Nationals
3:30pm – League of Legends Division 1
5:30pm – League of Legends Nationals
Sunday June 25th
10:30am – Overwatch 2 Division 1
1:00pm – Overwatch 2 Nationals
3:30pm – Overwatch 2 Women in Esports
5:30pm – Rocket League Division 1
6:30pm – Rocket League Nationals
Tickets are free and available now via studentchampsfinals.eventbrite.co.uk
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.