British Esports Association
All in the gaming for FVC student team
A team of great gamers from Forth Valley College will be pitting their wits and their console skills against the best in the business soon in a league competition.
Forth Valley Gaming Society, supported by FVC Computing Lecturer Peter Kelly, will be entering a three man team (and one substitute) in the Rocket League tournament organised by College Development Network, the British E-sports Association (BEA), and Rocket Kingdom. They play Fife College first on Saturday 27 November starting at 1pm (info on viewing them in action below).
The FVC team includes: David - gamertag ‘Digi-I’, a 35 year-old from Stirling studying for a BA Digital Media; Mason - gamertag ‘Masxn 10’, a 17 year-old from Alloa, studying for a NC Travel and Tourism; Jamie - gamertag ‘Jamzzy’, a 16 year-old from Alloa also studying for a NC Travel and Tourism and Joel (Sub) - gamertag ‘Joeltheslumpgod’ an 18 years-old from Falkirk studying for a HND in Sound Production.
The tournament will be held on November 28 and 29 and will be streamed via Twitch by both BEA and Rocket Kingdom, complete with commentators, and FVC will be up against teams from eight other Scottish colleges.
Andrew Smirthwaite Forth Valley Student Association President, said: “This will be FVCs first E-sports team. The gaming society held try outs on November 7 which were also streamed on their YouTube channel. We are all looking forward to see how the team does against the best college gamers in Scotland.”
Will Stewart, head of Forth Valley Gaming, said: “I and the rest of the Forth Valley Gaming management team had a great time organising the invitationals, led on the day by our head of esports Gregor Forbes. We are confident in the team's abilities and we look forward to tuning in to watch them compete.”
Gregor Forbes, head of esports at Forth Valley Gaming: “To pick the team we ran a Rocket League invitational tournament, inviting individuals from all across the College to compete for a spot on the team, which we streamed live to our twitch account. We saw some phenomenal playing, and the four lads we picked are some of the best players I've seen. I'm thrilled to be able to provide them the opportunity to compete in an official tournament.”
Peter Kelly, FVC Computing lecturer and College Representative for the British Esports Association, said: “It has been uplifting to see students from different courses and backgrounds work together and form a bond through gaming. The demonstration of sportsmanship and co-ordination between all the teams and lecturers in the practice games, has been a personal highlight of 2020.”
Forth More information visit and to watch the FVC team in action visit:
Forth Valley Gaming Society Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/522201608603473/
Forth Valley Gaming Society Discord https://discord.gg/2uPpbpp
Forth Valley Gaming Society Twitter: https://twitter.com/FVCGaming
Forth Valley Gaming Society YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ZXRq5Ab5tWxyyI6_BWp2w
British e-sports association twitch https://www.twitch.tv/britishesports
Rocket Kingdom Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/rocketkingdomtv
If any students want to find out more they should forward their full name, student number, (Rocket League) username, rank and platform (PC/Console) to email@example.com .