Esports Academy

Take your gaming skills to the next level, and compete nationally, with the Esports Academy here at Weston College!

Our state-of-the-art facilities and competitive gaming environment provide the perfect platform for you to hone your talents and compete on a national level. Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting your esports tournament journey, we're here to help you succeed.

Please note: You do not have to be studying Esports to try out - everybody is welcome in the academy.

Why choose Weston College Esports Academy?

Our academy is equipped with cutting-edge gaming technology and dedicated spaces designed to enhance your gaming experience. From high-performance PCs to exceptional 240hz, 27” Alienware gaming monitors, we've got everything you need.

Choose from a range of popular esports games including Valorant, Overwatch, League of Legends, and Rocket League.

Get ready to face off against other colleges from across the UK in thrilling esports competitions. Represent Weston College on a grand stage and showcase your skills to a wider audience.

Our experienced team managers and coaches are dedicated to helping you improve your gameplay. Whether it's refining your strategy, enhancing your teamwork, or sharpening your individual skills, our managers and coaches are here to guide you every step of the way.

Join a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for gaming. Forge lasting friendships, collaborate with teammates, and immerse yourself in the vibrant esports culture.

As part of the British Esports Student Championships, there’s also an opportunity to get involved with the Women in Esports division if you identify yourself as female or a marginalised gender. Last year this was exclusively in Overwatch but may expand further in 2023-24 – currently awaiting details from British Esports!

Click above to check out the facilities available to you.

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Last year's Overwatch Esports Academy Team!

How it Works:

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Try outs will be one-two weeks prior to Esports Academy/British Esports matches which are estimated to begin on 27th September. We will reach out to you via Teams to invite you to try out. This will be your opportunity to showcase your skills and demonstrate why you deserve a place on the team! If you are successful in your try out, we will invite you to join the team. The academy takes place on Wednesdays, from 3-6pm at Knightstone Campus.


Learners in computing room


Learners in computing room




Alongside training with your teammates and with the support of our manager and coaches to help developing strategy and refining your gameplay, you will also compete with colleges across the UK! 

Beyond gaming, the academy focuses on personal growth and development. Learn essential life skills such as teamwork, communication, and time management that will benefit you both in and out of the gaming arena.  

If you're passionate about esports and ready to take your gaming journey to new heights, the Weston College Esports Academy is the perfect place for you. Unlock your potential, make lifelong connections, and experience the thrill of competitive gaming like never before. 

Interested in completing a Level 3 BTEC in Esports? Click here to find out more!

Keep up to date on all things Weston Esports, here!

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