Not only is the Esports Academy a great opportunity to meet new friends who also share your enjoyment of gaming, you will develop a whole range of valuable soft skills prized by employers including effective teamwork, communication skills, leadership, management, strategy and resilience. Games are played on modern, dual screen, purposebuilt gaming computers capable of achieving the highest graphical settings at rock solid framerates.
There will be try-outs at the start of the year to decide the teams. Non-playing roles such as Team Manager will also be available. The games played will be confirmed by the national body British Esports Association in September. Previous games have included Overwatch, League of Legends and Rocket League with more being added each year. Fixtures are weekly against other colleges across the country. The grand finals are held at the Insomnia Gaming Festival at the NEC in Birmingham.