Gaming

Success For Army E-Sports Team Against College Side

A night of action on platforms Rocket League, Valorant and League of Legends saw the Army come out victorious.

The British Army eSports team have won in a fixture against students from Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke.

The military side were invited to the fixture to celebrate the completion of the new eSports building at the Hampshire college as part of its BTEC eSports qualification.

The action was played on three games – Rocket League, Valorant and League of Legends – with the Army winning on each platform.

James Fraser Murison, the head of the course at Queen Mary's College, said the Army were a great opponent for the students.

"We wanted to use the Army as a good starting point because of the communication, team building and logistics that would come from exceptional team play," he said.

"We wanted to be able to transfer those skills into eSports.

Valorant is a popular mainsteam game which is now part of military eSports action (Picture: British Army eSports).

"I think we took a lot from that and that's a good starting point to practise that into future games and within the BTEC itself.

"The very nature of the Army is all about being prepared and all of those things in advance of that.

"You look at how the logistics were set up, the meetings we had, the planning going forward to create the event that only the audience see."

The Army eSports team recently played in its first fixture against a professional organisaton - competing over three nights against the Netherlands-based side, 4Elements.

Cover image: Rocket League was one of the games played in the competition (Picture: British Army eSports).