British Esports Student Champs 2022/23 winners announced as LAN final generates a quarter of a million views on Twitch

AGSB LoL Nationals Student Champs 2022/23 Winners

AGSB win the Student Champs 2022/23 LoL Nationals (photo credit: Tom Morley / British Esports Student Champs)

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 the Student Champs 2022/23 winners, the UK’s best school and college teams in League of Legends, Valorant, Rocket League and Overwatch 2.

The grand final took place on the weekend at Nottingham’s esports facility, Confetti X, and generated 250,000+ views on Twitch.

The Student Champs 2022/23 winners were among the best student esports players aged 12+. Throughout the whole season, more than 5,000 students from over 180 institutions took part.

Tournament finals included the four games listed above featuring Nationals and Division 1 finals, plus a Women in Esports Overwatch 2 Invitational.

British Esports Student Champs 2022/23 winners and MVPs

League of Legends Division 1
Winners: F6th Teals, The Sixth Form College Farnborough
MVP: Tomoyachi

League of Legends Nationals
Winners: AGSB, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
MVP: Yuhengco2

Women in Esports Overwatch 2 Invitational
Winners: Confetti Arrows, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies 
MVP: Finhay

Overwatch 2 Division 1
Winners: OWA Belfast Met Buffalos, Belfast Met College

Overwatch 2 Nationals
Winners: GCS Owls, Gower College Swansea 
MVP: False

Rocket League Division 1
Winners: HSDC Storm Alton, HSDC South Down

Rocket League Nationals
Winners: NSCG Tigers RL, Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group 
MVP: Laser

VALORANT Division 1
Winners: Vala Belfast Met Buffalos, Belfast Met College

VALORANT Nationals:
Winners: Conel Cyphers Val, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
MVP: Dandan

Confetti X hosts latest student finals

A host of esports talent was also on hand to support the Student Champs finals, with casters, producers and hosts including Eko, Waxen, Jacko, Initialise, RoryB, CasualCutie, Suzie, LittleJoe, Puppeh, Gehan, TofuElliot, Astral, Sunderlad and Grissom. 

Staff and students at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies also hosted the live finals and worked on the production and broadcast. 

UK esports OG ODEE, who recently left the London Royal Ravens, said he was ‘mind-blown’ by the Confetti X facilities

Kalam Neale, British Esports Head of Education, told Esports News UK: “We’ve had another incredible British Esports Student Champs Finals – ‘best Student Champs finals ever’ was said on several occasions. It was amazing to see the passion, commitment, planning and hard work that had gone into making the finals from our amazing schools and colleges. A huge congratulations to everyone who made it to the final event, regardless of the outcome, I hope you are extremely proud of your achievements.

“Well done and congratulations to all involved, we’re excited to see you all again next year.”

“It was great to see so many senior leaders from within education side by side with parents, family members and friends in the audience and watching online, supporting the fantastic young people representing their schools, colleges and regions with pride and passion.”

Kalam Neale, British Esports, on the Student Champs 2022/23 winners

“We’re delighted to celebrate the very best up and coming young British talent at our Student Champs Finals, now in its fifth year, showcasing esports’ strengths, competitive spirit, unity and excitement,” added Andy Payne OBE, Chair at British Esports.

“It has been a pleasure to work with our friends and partners in the British Esports team to host the Student Champs finals in Confetti X for the 3rd consecutive year, with this event being the biggest and best thus far,” commented Gin Rai, Esports Manager and CL at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.

Confetti X will also host the University Esports Masters LAN finals for the first time in July.

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