This Saturday November 26, Gfinity’s dedicated esports arena will play host to the Varsity Games 2016 where four top universities will compete in popular game title Dota 2.
The event will feature some of the best UK Dota 2 talent on offer at the UK’s only dedicated esports arena.
The teams competing are as follows:
- Kings College London;
- Imperial College London;
- The London School of Economics (LSE);
- University College London (UCL).
The Varsity Games are one of the only initiatives aimed at grassroots UK Dota 2, whereas the CS:GO and League of Legends side tend to have more traction. The initiative is multi-pronged, too, with people being invited to help fill a variety of positions that you would otherwise see at a traditional, large-scale esports event.
Dota 2 personality Ted “PyrionFlax” Forsyth will also be in attendance. Pyrion has worked on the biggest stage in Dota 2, most recently at the record-breaking Valve hosted event in Seattle, The International 6. The event hosted the largest prize-pool in esports history and for the any young Dota 2 talent looking to make it in the world of esports – that’s surely the aspiration.
In addition to the inaugural Varsity Games Dota 2 tournament, attendees will be able to meet the Gfinity team who work on live tournaments as well as take part in a variety of activities; including an overview of “Esports and Competitive Gaming in the UK: A Summary and Future Possibilities”.
Esports Insider says: We have the chance to head down to the arena on Saturday and have a look at what Gfinity are doing and some of the talent the UK has to offer in Dota 2. We’re not a region known for any Dota 2 players although we showcase talent aplenty – so hopefully one day we’ll have someone truly break onto the scene (as a player). It’s an event with a wider focus on educating young people into the potential careers to be had in the burgeoning esports industry – so we think it should be great overall.