National Student Esports (NSE) has announced the winners of the British University Esports Championship Winter (BUEC) 2021 as well as this year’s top universities in esports.
98 universities are fighting to be named Esports University of the Year, which will take place in late spring 2022. And the same two lead the field: the University of Warwick in first place and Staffordshire University in second place.
Loughborough University moved up to third place after finishing sixth last winter.
The University of Manchester has been named the Most Improved University, with UoM Esports ranking 46th last year and now 16th as announced here Closing post of BUEC Winter 2021 on the NSE website.
The top ten also includes five new universities: Swansea University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Exeter, the University of the West of England and the University of Bath.
Earlier this year, Warwick was named NSE UK Esports University of the Year for the third year in a row.
Warwick also sent further information to Esports News UK, saying they had 18 top 8 teams and 14 top 4 teams out of 20 tournaments (in both the NSE and NUEL tournaments).
Josh ‘Phosphorescent’ Mankelow, President of Warwick Esports commented, “Many people may attribute our success to player luck, but the results show more than that.
“Having been winning this magnitude for more than three years, we can now really capitalize on the weight of our institutional advantage: the ethos we build for our players and our teams, and the support we can give them for them to exploit full potential. “.
“In fact, the latest points table shows that our advantage over the other top universities does not come from the number of teams we have, but from the quality of our top teams, so many of which have made it into every single tournament so far . “. Every player at Warwick plays to maximize their individual point contribution and that is really difficult for other universities to compete. “
Below we list the current top universities and the latest winners:
BUEC Winter 2021 winner
- CSGO: Rush Bee (University of Manchester)
- Dota 2: UCl Instant Reflex (University College London)
- League of Legends: Gray Warwick (University of Warwick)
- Overwatch: Portsmouth Paladins (University of Portsmouth)
- Rainbow Six Siege: Lovebros (Loughborough University)
- Missile League: Keele Krackens (Keele University)
- Evaluation: KCL Lions (King’s College London)
- Super Smash Bros teams: Where are our pins (University of Exeter)
- Super Smash Bros. Single Player Cups – October: Phillip Chamberlain (Staffordshire University)
- Super Smash Bros Single Player Trophies – November: Sabahodin Sharaf (University of Westminster)
- TFT cup – October: WLoughran (University of Northumbria)
- TFT cup – November: Temlozz (University of Birmingham)
- GT Championship: Angus Fender (Oxford Brookes University)
- F1 2021 championship: Lewis Grant-Smith (London South Bank University)
- Melting blood: Big Boy (University of Hull)
- Guilty gear striving: Lawsuit (University of East Anglia)
- Tekken: Tahuru (University of Warwick)
Best Regional Esports Universities (Winter 2021)
- Best in Scotland: Heriot Watt University
- Best in Wales: Swansea University
- Best in Northern Ireland: Queen’s University Belfast
- Best in England: Warwick University
- Best in London: University College London
Current BUEC Point Table Top 5
- Warwick University – 2.037
- University of Staffordshire – 1.365
- Loughborough University – 1,023
- University of Southampton – 985
- Swansea University – 955
NSE will be back with registration announcements in January 2022.
We will also have the NUEL winners list in the next few days and will publish this in a separate article.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University in 2007 with a 2: 1 degree in multi-media journalism.
A longtime gamer who first picked up the NES controller in the late 1980s, he has written for a number of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV, Riot Games and others. He worked as Head of Content for the British Esports Association until February 2021 before returning full-time to Esports News UK and as an Esports consultant helping brands and companies better understand the industry.