British Esports Student Championships
The British Esports Student Championships are a series of competitive video gaming tournaments for school and college students aged 12 and over in the UK. This update contains information about the Championships and guidance on how to register your centre.
If you are teaching one of our BTEC Esports qualifications then you should consider entering your students into the British Esports Student Championships as it will help increase engagement with the course and provides practical application of learning linked to specific course units.
The Championships are open to all secondary schools, further education colleges and alternative provision schools in the UK. Institutes may enter multiple teams providing they have at least one dedicated PC per player (to account for playing vs their peers). It is recommended that new schools/ colleges register a maximum of one team per tournament, until they are more comfortable with the Championships and running esports teams.
The tournaments include:
- Rocket League (3 vs 3)
- Overwatch (6 vs 6)
- League of Legends (5 vs 5)
If you are entering teams for all 3 competitions you will need a minimum of 14 PCs since the matches are played simultaneously.
When do the tournaments take place?
Registration for Winter Split begins in early September and closes in late September. Registration for Spring Split begins in December and closes in early-January. Teams can be registered on the British Esports Championships website.
Competitions usually take place every Wednesday at 4pm and there is a grand final each year.
How much does it cost to register for the Championships?
Entry fee is currently £25 per centre per year with additional £5 per team roster entered per season + VAT.
Can students use their own game accounts to play games in the Championships?
This is up to the centre to decide – a lot of students who take part in the Championships use their own accounts so they can register achievements and be recognised online. But it is possible to use generic college accounts if you wish to do that.
Do all students in my centre need to play in the Championships?
No – not every learner needs to play in the team. Some could have other roles such as coaching, shoutcasting, branding and marketing of the school team etc.
More information about the British Esports Student Championships can be found via the British Esports website.