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British Esports Announces Finalists for Annual Student Champs LAN Finals

07 June 2022

Over 700 teams and 3,000 players took part throughout 2021/22, and now 20 finalists are set to face off at the grand final with FREE tickets now available.

Nottingham, UK, Tuesday 17th May, 2022 - British Esports, the not-for-profit organisation and national body set up to support grassroots esports in the UK, is pleased to announce the esports finalists participating in the live Student Champs Grand Finals.

These are scheduled to take place at Confetti X, the brand new purpose-built esports arena at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham, on July 2nd and 3rd. It will be a LAN (local area network) event, with matches playing out on stage live.

The Student Champs, a series of exciting and competitive grassroots video game tournaments, were designed by British Esports for students aged 12+, and open to all secondary schools, Further Education (FE) colleges and Alternative Provision (AP) schools throughout the UK. Engaging a wide demographic of young people, this extracurricular team-based activity helps provide an avenue to motivate and inspire students to continue in their studies.

This year's competition saw a huge number of teams compete across a variety of games including: Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League and VALORANT.

From over 700 teams across the UK competing in the Winter and Spring seasons throughout 2021/22, only the final 20 remain to battle it out in the live grand finals. The finalists include Queen Mary’s College Basingstoke, Gower College Swansea, NWSLC, Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG), Cheshire College – South & West (CCSW), South Devon College, Halesowen College, Exeter College, Farnborough Sixth Form College, Farnborough College of Technology (FCOT), AGSB, Alva Academy, and Coleg Sir Gar.

We’re also delighted to welcome the finals of the AoC Sport FIFA 22 Cup and a showmatch from the Xbox Invitational of Natspec colleges.

For the full breakdown of fixtures, please visit the Student Champs website.

Tickets for the event are FREE and are now available via the Event Page which includes the full fixture schedule. Both ‘Weekend’ (2 day passes) are available as well as ‘Day’ spectator tickets for July 2nd or 3rd respectively. Tickets to the finals are automatically assigned to all finalists and team leaders. The Student Champs will also be available as a livestream via the British Esports Twitch channel.

Doors will open from 9am for finalists and 10am for spectators. There will also be keynotes, arcade games and wider activities for spectators and finalists to enjoy throughout the day.

British Esports would once again like to congratulate all of the teams competing and look forward to a thrilling grand final back in Nottingham this year.