Students on the new, exciting Esports course at New City College entered their first ever tournament – and won the opening games with crushing victories against their competitors.
Eight students from Tower Hamlets and Redbridge campuses made up the NCC Phoenix team to play games against other colleges in Overwatch 2 and Rocket League in the British Esports Association Student Champs tournament.
Held in the specially designed, futuristic Esports room at Redbridge campus, the games enabled the students’ skills to shine through in impressive wins, beating the Frensham Heights Hornets by a total of 25 goals to 1, over 3 games in Rocket League and beating the ACE Saints team 9 matches, over 3 games in Overwatch 2.
Overwatch Team Leader, student Niko Banton, said: “Thanks to our effective communication and strong team chemistry, we were so pleased to secure a victory against our opponents in these games. Our primary focus now will be enhancing our performance so that we can progress in the tournament.”
Rocket League Team Leader, Ontor Haque, added: “Although we suffered a defeat in a prior match to the tournament, the setback did not dampen our spirits. Instead, it fuelled our motivation to enhance our performance, which ultimately led to this convincing victory for us.”
Teacher Russell Hasnat praised the students for their commitment to the Esports course, saying: “I am absolutely thrilled with the incredible success we’ve achieved so far! Our students have wholeheartedly immersed themselves into the course and have worked as teams to secure these emphatic victories.”