‘Game changing’ outcome for Tameside Esports students

STUDENTS at Tameside College have been competing against the best teams from across the country in a national Esports competition.

The talented ‘Tameside Titans’ team at the college, based in Ashton-under-Lyne, took part in the British Esports Association ‘spring showdown’ recently.

The British Esports Association is the largest Esports organisation in the UK and regularly hosts competitions for students to get involved alongside their studies.

Preston Beadsworth in the college Esports room

After taking part in several heats, the team reached the semi-finals of the competition, only losing to the eventual competition winners, City College Plymouth.

Preston Beadsworth, an Esports student and former Greater Academy Ashton pupil, said: “After joining the Overwatch 2 team, I have gained many skills and become much more confident.

“It has not been easy competing against some very tough teams but it was fantastic when all the hard work paid off.

“Our teacher, Ioannis, has been amazing in helping us overcome every obstacle we came across.”

Two students from the team in the college Esports room

Ioannis Ntizoglou, Esports teacher at Tameside College, said: “I am very pleased with the team and what they have achieved this year.

“Their dedication not only to the competition but to their studies proves that they will do brilliantly in their careers and considering this is only the first time some of the students have competed, they have done us proud.”

Tameside College offers a variety of computing courses, including Esports for school leavers with specialist gaming PCs and classrooms.

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