Esports Academy

Imagine this: you are sitting in a brand new building, surrounded by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. You are pursuing your passion, whether it’s competitive gaming, streaming, creating or shoutcasting your favourite game. You are part of a team that shares your vision, values and goals. You are mentored and supported by experienced professionals and talented peers who help you become a star. You are surrounded by the best players in the College all helping you to do well. You are participating in national and international events, where you showcase what makes you great.

Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, it is your reality if you join the Esports Academy! We are one of the highest performing esports academies in the country, we are Student Champs finalists in multiple games every year, we are sponsored by Lenovo and appear at events all over the country. The games we play are: Overwatch 2, Rocket League, League of Legends and Valorant. There are also a number of opportunities to get involved with the production side of the Academy. If you are interested in streaming, social media content creation or shoutcasting, please get involved!

What experiences will I get? 

The team currently play three games as specified by the British Esport Association in competition. In 2023, these were: OverwatchRocket League, Valorant, Apex Legends, Street Fighter 6 and League of Legends

Whilst running this as an enrichment club in previous years, we earned multiple a 1st and 2nd place finishes across all the games. Join us this year and we hope to be able to go further.  

You will have use of use of two dedicated Esports rooms 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 a discounted annual membership of only £25 a year. 

Who can apply?

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.

IMPORTANT: Please apply the year before starting College so we can ensure your timetable is arranged to fit the Academy. We can take late applicants, but your access to training slots may be limited.

Entry criteria:

Production Crew: You will need to have experience in at least one of your chosen fields.

Players: You will need to have a public ranking for the games you put yourself forward for.

Using this and the information on the application form will help inform us as to who we call in for trials. Once you have completed your college course application, you can apply for an academy through the college application system.

Academy Fees

The Academy fee is £15, this covers tournament admin and registration costs. You will be expected to contribute towards trips and visits for example: EGX 2020. We have a generic set of jerseys that we can loan for events/photo ops. Alternatively, you can buy your own kit to keep, personalised with your gamer tag. Training and gaming each week will be all on timetable and scheduled to fit with your programme of study.

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