27th Jun, 2022

University of Warwick wins Esports award

Ryan Smith 9th May, 2022

THE University of Warwick has won the Esports University of the Year for fourth time running.

It finished first in the British University Esports Championships (BUEC) league table after competing against more than 100 teams from across the country.

Universities earn points in the BUEC league table by competing in official and affiliated tournaments through Nation Student Esports, the official body for university competitions.

The team secured 4,036 points in the BUEC table, giving them an almost 2,000-point lead over Loughborough University in second.

Members also achieved the most points in competitions playing League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota, Overwatch, Rocket League, Valorant and University Fighting Games (UFG), as well as securing the second highest score in Rainbow 6: Siege and Halo.

Warwick had ten teams which secured top four finishes, with five finalists in Overwatch, League of Legends, Dota, Yu-Gi-Oh and Rainbow 6 :Siege.

Last May the university invested £275,000 into developing a new Esports centre at the heart of its campus, which opened last September after seeing the success in the league table in recent years.

The new centre features state-of-the-art PCs and peripherals.

Former Warwick Esports captain Joshua ‘Phos’ Mankelow said: “This year’s win represents another huge accomplishment from every member of our organisation.

“Every team we entered into NSE tournaments and every event run by our community helped add to this staggering point total.

“Every single one of our members should be proud of their contribution to Warwick Esports and our status as the UK’s best.”

The group’s current president Caitlin ‘Kat’ Emery is the the first-ever woman voted into the position.

She added: “I am absolutely thrilled we have held onto our number one status for another year, but this success means so much more than that.

“Our society has seen immense growth in the last year and our community continues to attract the very best that student Esports has to offer.

“I’m so incredibly proud of how friendly and welcoming Warwick Esports is and this award is an example of where positivity and inclusivity can take you.

“I’m so happy to see it thrive and I can’t wait to continue this growth and secure a fifth year at the top.”

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