British Esports is introducing new branding for the upcoming live grand finals at the Confetti Metronome on July 3rd.
The British Esports Championships (aka Champs) name has now officially changed to the British Esports Student Champs.
This new name gives further recognition to the general public that the tournaments British Esports hosts are for schools and colleges across the country, as opposed to a competition that is open to all.
Following the new name is a refreshed logo, updated branding and improved stream assets for the British Esports Student Champs.
On July 3rd 2021, the Grand Finals event will include the new branding for the Champs, as well as showcasing the talents of those who have taken part this year. Find out the teams who are competing in the finals here.
The live grand finals will feature gameplay from our Student Champs finalists, in addition to a broad variety of activities for those attending.
The venue will open from 9am on July 3rd, with some spaces being offered to schools and colleges who took part in the previous season.
The current schedule for the day can be found below:
DISCLAIMER: Timings are subject to change
9:00am – Doors Open
10:00am – Welcome Ceremony
10:15am – FIFA Xbox Invitational – National Star College Showmatch
11:00am – Keynote: Esports Beyond Education – Making Competitive Gaming a Career with Hitmarker
Will Whittingham discusses how students can turn their passion for esports into a career after school or university, and introduces the width of opportunities outside of competing itself.
11:30am – Division 2 – Overwatch Finals
AGSB vs Peter Symonds College
12:45pm – Division 1 – Overwatch Finals
College Institute Braintree vs Farnborough Sixth Form College
13:45pm – Keynote: Building a Brand in Esports: Kieran Holmes-Darby from Excel Esports provides advice and insight into the challenges and highlights of what it takes to build and grow a successful esports team.
14.15pm – Division 2 – League of Legends Finals
Bridgwater & Taunton College vs Exeter College
16:30pm – Division 1 – League of Legends Finals
Farnborough Sixth Form College vs Woodhouse College
18:30pm – Keynote: The new age of transferable skills
Gin Rai, Head of Esports at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, explores how best to equip yourself for a career in esports.
Gary Tibbett, British Esports Association gives insight into the new Pearson BTEC qualifications for post-16 learners, their purpose, skills development and progression opportunities into esports
19:00pm – Division 2 – Rocket League Finals
Exeter College vs Forth Valley College
20.15pm – Division 1 – Rocket League Finals
Northgate Sixth Form College vs AGSB
21.30pm – Event Close
Around the event, there will be other activities to get involved with – some of which include a photo wall, table tennis, sim racing ‘fastest laps’ with Williams Esports and mini-arcade game modes (such as Lucio Surf and 1v1 League of Legends) with NUEL.
The event will follow current government guidelines and restrictions, with the safety of attendees being paramount.
The grand finals event will be broadcast across the British Esports Twitch channel throughout the day for viewers to be able to watch from home.
British Esports is pleased to announce the prizes that are available for the winners of both divisions across all titles.
For Overwatch, the winners of both divisions will get a two-hour session of coaching with London Spitfire, and the Division 1 team will get the chance to play with British Hurricane too.
In Rocket League, Division 1 winners will get to have a coaching session with Guild Esports’ head coach Gregan – whilst the Division 2 winners will have a recording of their gameplay from the grand finals analyzed by Gregan.
Finally, in League of Legends, both division winners will get a day at the Excel Esports facility where they will receive coaching and analysis of their gameplay.
British Esports would once again like to congratulate all of the teams that made it to the finals, as well as everyone else that has taken part in the Champs this year.
Whilst the 2020/21 season is coming to an end, you can now register your interest for the 2021/22 season of the British Esports Student Champs in preparation for September.