The Runshaw Ravens have made the playoffs for the British ESports Student Championships.
All three Runshaw Ravens ESports Academy teams have entered the knockout stages of the British ESports Student Championships, which start after the Easter break. The Valorant team did exceptionally well in the national division, finishing third in their group, whilst Rocket League ended the group stages in second place in their Division One North Group. The newly formed League of Legends team topped their Division Two North Group and remain undefeated – in fact they have twice beaten National Division Team Altrincham Grammar School for Boys during scrims!
All three teams will now play in a knockout tournament which comprises of two rounds, a quarter final, and a semi-final, to see if they can make it through to the live grand final in Nottingham which takes place in June.
At the T-Level Showcase event at the end of March, the Rocket League team faced off in an international match against Keyport Red Raiders from the USA. The result ended in an 11-0 win for the Ravens!
This term has seen the addition of 3 new top spec Alienware gaming PCs (taking our total to 15) as well as awesome vinyl door wraps courtesy of our Create, Print Shop and Estates teams. Our plans for next term are focusing on the playoffs to see if we can get a team or two (or even three) to Nottingham as well as continuing with the graphical design of the hub and formulating plans for next year.
The ESports hub can be found in the school of Digital Technologies in Patterdale, with matches generally starting at 4pm each Wednesday.