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With both organisation from across the Atlantic emerging as national leaders in esports, representatives from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and the University of Waterloo (Canada) are exploring ways in which each of their flourishing esports activities can be enriched by trans-Atlantic international collaboration.
Staffordshire University won the first UK University Hearthstone League today as the live finals played out here at the Centre. Staffs students Carnage and Paradox, who is also a UK Hearthstone player for Vexed, beat Warwick Ultrasaurs’ Harry Boyce and Eamon Lear in the final 3-1. Prizes for the top three teams included hoodies and shirts of choice from the official Hearthstone merch store, HyperX gaming mice and mouse mats and an official Hearthstone insulated water bottle. These prizes were made possible from the league’s sponsors, HyperX and BowenBros LTD.
Warwick student wins Women in Games global award
Women in Games has announced the winners of their annual global awards, celebrating women’s achievements in gaming and esports.
Anisah “Geomancy” Munim, currently in her fourth year of studying French and German at the University of Warwick, won the award for “University or College Student Portfolio” with 5 other recipients from other universities and colleges. Responding to the news on Twitter, Anisah thanked the grassroots esports community for helping her grow within the scene whilst still being a student, with special thanks given to the NUEL (National University Esports League) and Warwick Esports. Her portfolio included her current role as the product manager for NUEL, as well as previous roles as team manager for pro team.
Warwick Esports launches The Pack for greater representation
Warwick Esports, the University of Warwick’s esports society, has launched its new community, The Pack, open exclusively to women and non-binary individuals. The community is based out of this Discord server and ‘will have a more relaxed approach to the other servers run by the society’.
It’s open to all women and non-binary individuals who want to join, not just students or those at the university. The Pack will act as a safe environment for members to chat with like-minded individuals, run events like game nights, competitions and team-building exercises. It will also act as a staging ground for members to get connections with female and non-binary experts in the industry.
Across the 14th and 15th September 2021, the university officially opened their cutting-edge esports centre to the public.