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  British Esports Championships Spring 2020 sign-ups now open!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

December 2nd, London: The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organisation set up to promote and support grassroots esports, announce that sign-ups are now open for the Spring Championships for students aged 12 and above. 

For the first time, they have partnered with StreamRecap to provide in game highlights throughout the Spring Season for all League of Legends and Rocket League players. Which means that they are able to showcase the best team and individual plays across their social media profiles. StreamRecap is the best way to automate content creation and simplify sharing. They power thousands of videos and millions of views for esports teams, streamers and leagues. You can find out more about them here. 

The British Esports Championships is a competitive video gaming competition for students in schools and colleges throughout the UK. The Championships are open to all secondary schools, Further Education (FE) Colleges and Alternative Provision (AP) schools in the UK and are PC-based. 

The Championships hosts tournaments across three different, age appropriate games: 

  • 5v5 League of Legends: multiplayer online battle arena game (PEGI 12)
  • 6v6 Overwatch: a vibrant first-person shooter (PEGI 12)
  • 3v3 Rocket League: football with rocket-powered cars (PEGI 3)

Esports is an exciting team activity proven to help improve social skills, behaviour and cognition, as well as leadership and communication skills. It also has links to computing education, STEM subjects and the development of digital skills. 

To find out more information about the championships, check out the British Esports Spring 2020 Operational Handbook here. 

Sign-ups for the British Esports Championships are now open, with registrations closing on the 10th January 2020. The Spring season will start the week commencing 20th January 2020. The winners of our Spring 2020 Championships will face our 2019 Winter Championship winners at a live grand-final at Insomnia Gaming Festival in April.

The British Esports Association has once again partnered with the Twitch Student Program, AoC Sport (part of the Association of Colleges) and epic.LAN for the Championships, which allow students to represent their schools and colleges in weekly matches every Wednesday afternoon. 

Schools and colleges are able to enter multiple teams into the championships. If you haven't taken part in a previous season, they recommend signing up a maximum of one team per game. This enables your school/college an easier way to learn the championships before commiting to more teams in future seasons. 

If you have any questions surrounding the championships, visit our Champs FAQ page here. Alternatively, get in touch with the British Esports Association via email ([email protected]). 

If you are interested in taking part in the 2020 national championships, sign-ups to the 2020 Spring season are now open. Sign up your school or college here. 


About the British Esports Association

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.



For press enquiries or for more information please contact the British Esports Association at [email protected]  

If you’re a member of the public and have questions about our Championships, please email [email protected]


Morgan Ashurst, Marketing Manager

[email protected]