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Loughborough Lycans Secure Podium Finish in Esports National League

Posted: 8th May 2024 - 3:06pm

Loughborough College Lycans Sim Racing Academy has emerged triumphant, clinching a commendable third place in the fiercely competitive British Esports National Student Racing League (SRL).

With nine thrilling rounds spanning across iconic circuits from Abu Dhabi to China, the journey to the podium was a nailbiter. The success of our College team comes hot on the heels of the Lycans also securing an impressive sixth place finish in the inaugural British Esports Student Champs Apex Spring Cup.

Organised in collaboration with the renowned Williams Esports, the SRL offers a platform for aspiring racers to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level. The culmination of the league unfolded at the LAN National Final, hosted at the prestigious Williams F1 Headquarters in Oxfordshire.

Each race presented its unique set of challenges and opportunities for growth. From mastering the intricacies of international tracks to navigating intense on-track battles, the Lycans demonstrated impressive skill throughout the championship.

Speaking on the remarkable achievement, Danny Lee, Curriculum Manager for Sports and Esports at Loughborough College expressed immense pride in the team's performance. "Securing a podium finish in the British Esports National Student Racing League is a testament to the dedication and talent of our students. It truly demonstrates our approach to esports education, combining practical skill learning with academic development."

The partnership with Williams Esports not only provides a platform for competition but also serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring racers across the UK. Racing enthusiasts were granted an exclusive glimpse into the world of professional esports, learning from the best in the industry and honing their craft under expert guidance.

Danny continued, “As the esports landscape continues to evolve, initiatives like the SRL play a pivotal role in nurturing talent. The Lycans Sim Racing Academy is a remarkable example of what possibilities await for aspiring esports athletes.”