British Esports has partnered with College Development Network (CDN) to help colleges create content and promote their esports brands within their institutions.
The aim of the event is to increase awareness of esports across Scotland’s college sector, in addition to providing opportunities to engage students with both competitive and academic esports.
The competition will require each college to register to the upcoming British Esports Student Champs season in January 2022. A college can submit one team of up to five players (three main players, and space for two substitutes if needed) to the Rocket League competition wherein they will compete against one another to be crowned the Scottish College Cup 2021 Champions.
Kenji Lamb, Digital and Innovation Lead at CDN, said:
“CDN is excited to be partnering once again with British Esports on Scotland’s inter-college esports championship. It will be great to watch the teams battling it out for the second time, to win the cup.
“It’s not just the competition though, it’s everything that comes along with it: the gaming societies being formed; communities of students engaging with their institutions and each other; and the skills we pick up when we learn, work and play together.”
The Scottish College Cup will consist of a Group Stage that will run from 22nd November to 3rd December, followed by an Elimination (Playoffs) Stage that will last from 4th December to 5th December.
Registrations are now open for the event, and will close on Thursday 18th November. Scottish Colleges can register online here and view the tournament overview page here for more information on how to sign up for the tournament.
The Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and Grand Finals of the tournament will be broadcast live via the British Esports Twitch channel. With the talent line-up for the event to be confirmed over the coming weeks.
British Esports aims to host similar regional events for England, Northern Ireland, and Wales in the future.
If you have any questions around the tournament, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Scottish Liaison Officer, Mark McCready here.
About British Esports
The British Esports Association is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2016 to support and promote esports in the UK.
As a national body, its aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. It’s focused on the grassroots level of esports and is not a governing body.
The Association helps educate the masses – including parents, teachers, media and government – around what esports is and what its benefits are. Its three goals are to Promote, Improve and Inspire.
College Development Network (CDN) is the national agency in Scotland that supports skills and sector development across colleges and vocational learning. Our mission is to support the college and skills system in enhancing success for students, their wider communities, and regional economies. We do that by supporting the learning workforce to develop excellent digital skills; promoting leadership development; developing collaborative research and enquiry programmes; and leading and growing the college Climate Emergency Expert Group.