Esports Academy

If you are interested in competitive gaming, then this is the Academy for you. Our new Esports Academy is based in a brand-new building with fantastic state-of-the-art equipment. This includes a dedicated Esports room with exclusive access to the new Technology Showcase room featuring VR planking machines and simulators. 

This is an opportunity to up-skill and find out whether you could become a professional player. Move out of your living room and into a whole new world of competitive team play – find out how good you could be!  

Each playing Academy team (x6) has their own dedicated management team who will produce live streams, shout casts, performance reviews, arrange games and matches, undertake social media management and event management, work on branding and marketing and will maximise your health and wellbeing so you can perform at your best and build your professional profile. 

What experiences will I get? 

The team currently play three games as specified by the British Esport Association in competition. In 2021, these were: OverwatchRocket League and League of Legends

Whilst running this as an enrichment club in previous years, we earned two places in the finals and a 1st and 2nd place in separate championships. Join us this year and we hope to be able to go further. 

You will have use of the dedicated Esports room with college software and games and use of high specification PC’s and monitors and exclusive top range gaming peripherals. 

You will also have access to a college gym for an annual membership of only £25 a year. 

Who can apply?

Places are limited to 50 in total but students from all areas of college and from any course are welcome to apply. You need to be committed and have the desire to be a part of a team. 

Entry criteria: You will need to have a public ranking for each game you play (choose only one game). Using this and the information on the application form will help inform us as to who we call in for trials. 

Academy Fees

There is a fee of £50 a year which will provide you with a hoodie and up to 9.5 hours of training and gaming a week, all on timetable and scheduled to fit with your programme of study. 


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