CDN and British Esports Association have teamed up with Rocket Kingdom TV to bring an annual esports – competitive video gaming – college competition to Scotland for the very first time.
Organised by British Esports Association Scotland Representative, Mark McCready, and CDN’s Digital and Innovation Lead, Kenji Lamb, the Scottish College Cup will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November. Students from eight Scottish colleges will battle it out for the title of best student Rocket League team in Scotland.
Teams will be split into two groups to determine their seeding for the playoffs – the group stage takes place at 1pm on 28th November, and the playoffs will get underway from 1pm on 29th November.
Everyone can watch the games for free by tuning into the British Esports Association Twitch Channel (https://www.twitch.tv/BritishEsports) for Group A and the Championship Final. The team at Rocket Kingdom TV are producing both streams, and will also be live streaming Group B games on the Rocket Kingdom TV Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/rocketkingdomtv).
The eight participating colleges are:
• Ayrshire College
• Dundee and Angus College
• Edinburgh College
• Fife College
• Forth Valley College
• Glasgow Clyde College
• Inverness College UHI
• West College Scotland
Mark McCready, Scotland Representative at the British Esports Association, said:
“This is an exciting opportunity for students to compete for their college across Scotland. Organising the first national college esports competition in Scotland is a great development for the industry. Scotland has produced some fantastic players, particularly world champion Rocket League players, and that really helps to pave the way for upcoming talent. I look forward to the Scottish College Cup and what it has to offer, particularly for the years to come, and can’t wait to see you all on stream!”
Kenji Lamb, Digital and Innovation Lead at CDN, added:
“CDN is excited to be partnering with British Esports on Scotland’s first inter-college esports championship. It will be great to watch the teams battling it out 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.”
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