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Gamer reaches finals of major Esports tournament

Posted: 22nd December 2021 - 1:00pm

A sports student at Loughborough College reached the quarter finals of one of the world’s biggest Rocket League tournaments.

Jack Benton swapped the real-life pitches of his BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science college course, for the digital equivalent with his Esports team Dignitas.

They reached the last eight of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Fall Major championship, the biggest competition in the world for 3v3 Rocket League before being knocked out – despite being one of Europe’s top seeded teams.

Danny Lee, Curriculum Manager for FE Sport and Esports at Loughborough College, said: “Jack and his team have done exceptionally well to reach the last eight of this massively competitive competition. It is inspirational to see one of our students making progress in the industry, especially on the global stage.

“Esports is absolutely exploding at the moment which is why Loughborough College launched its Esports course earlier this year and our own team the Loughborough Lycans. It’s only going to continue growing.”

Find out more about the competition here: https://sportsnaut.com/team-bds-beats-general-nrg-to-win-rlcs-fall-split-major/

Discover Esports at Loughborough College here: https://www.loucoll.ac.uk/esports