4th July 2022
South Devon College’s Esports team, the SDC Seagulls, reached the finals of the British Esports Championships which took place on 2nd July in Nottingham and are proud to have left as runners up in the national competition.
The title the SDC Seagulls competed against Halesowen College on was League of Legends. The game was tense from the start as both teams competed for the initial advantage in a best of 3 set up to win the final. However, Halesowen College proved their skill and took the crown.
Gaj Gunasekara said: “I think everyone tried their best today and they all gave a stellar performance. Although we didn’t win, I’m very proud of how far we have all come as a team and individuals. To make it all the way to the finals on our first tournament together is truly amazing.”
This year’s competition saw over 700 teams and 3,000 players from across the UK compete in a variety of games including: Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League and VALORANT.
Featuring the many competitive games between finalists, the event also saw keynotes, guidance on the next stages of students’ esports journey, arcade games, and a range of other activities for spectators and finalists to enjoy throughout the day.
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.