Esports, the Amazon academic tournament is back: PoliMi and Bocconi in contention

The strongest pro-player students in Europe are warming up their controllers in view of what is in effect the largest European championship of competitive gaming in the academic field: in the last few days the 2022 edition of Amazon University Esports Mastersthe European circuit of university videogame competitions that the e-commerce giant has created with the support of partners such as Intel, Twitch Student and Riot Games.

In Italy, the races will be broadcast on the PG Esports Twitch channel starting with the play-offs (which will be held from May 21), when the competitions will begin. For now it is still in the heart of the group phasethe group stage, with the first matches of the path that will lead directly to the final of 25-26 June.

For young gamer-university students this is a valid opportunity to show their talent on a privileged stage, the European one, and try to convert their passion into a profession (HERE you will find the advice of Sloppy, pro player of Rainbow 6 Siege of Notorius Legion Esports team, on how to become a pro gamer).

Not only League of Legends: other competitive video games will also increase the adrenaline load of tournaments, such as Rocket League (the group phase will start on April 9, with playoffs on April 30 and the final scheduled for May 1), Teamfight Tactics (with group stage and playoff on 7 May, and the final scheduled for the following day), e Clash Royale (with group phase and playoff on May 24 and final the following day).

The teams that will win the League of Legends university finals of each nation (there are 22 institutions involved in 15 countries) will make up the shortlist of teams that will compete on the European competitive scene. To take the field for Italy and its universities will be the team of the Politecnico di Milano and Bocconi Universityrather via ferratas in the e-sports field.

The strongest student will win the title of “Esports European Academic Champions” and a prize pool of € 24,500.


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