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Overwatch and Rocket League join British Esports Championships

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The British Esports Association has announced that schools and colleges all across the UK can now sign up to play in the first full British Esports Championships, with Overwatch and Rocket League added to the lineup that already includes League of Legends.

Those interested can head to this link, which allows teachers to register teams as well as providing information for those interested in the competition. Registration is open now and closes on September 26, with a £25 entry fee per school each academic year plus £5 per team per season, and the competition starts on October 10.

The Championships are open to students aged 12-19, and for colleges this is the first inter-college esports competition, being supported by the Association of Colleges. Schools can enter as many teams as they like, but each student may only be part of one team per game, with a full rulebook coming soon.

The Championships finals are heading to Insomnia Gaming Festival in spring next year, and here's what British Esports Association chair Andy Payne OBE had to say:

"We're delighted to have acquired the official licenses for Overwatch and Rocket League, which join League of Legends in our first full Championships. These are all fantastic competitive games which I'm sure will give students, teachers and parents a real taste of esports and inspire them to discover its benefits and look at what else the industry has to offer."

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