It may be early in the new year but that doesn’t mean that the esports world isn’t already in full gear – the most prestigious British esports organisation has opened the sign-ups for one of its biggest projects this year.
The Spring 2020 Championships are a series of competitions targeted at students above the age of 12 in schools and colleges across all of England and the UK. The British Esports Association is a non-profit that partnered with the Twitch Student program last year, in order to bring this championship to schools across the country.
As part of the Championships, students will be representing their schools, colleges and educational institutes in weekly matches – specifically, on Wednesday afternoons. The current series will be running for eight weeks, until Easter this year.
A wide range of educational institutions can take part – all secondary schools, Further Education Colleges, as well as Alternative Provision schools. The competition itself will be PC-based and feature team-based competitions. League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League are the three games that will be part of the event.
Each school is allowed to enter teams for the respective games – the League of Legends matches will be 5v5, the Overwatch games 6v6, and Rocket League 3v3, as per the normal tournament format of these games. All competitions will also be taking place on computer, so participating schools should have the right equipment.
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