The university all stars program aims to shorten the gap between university esports and a professional environment, allowing the best from every university to compete in a pro setting and allowing them to play for their region, alongside their university.
Season 1 will be the testing ground for this program as it allows us to iron out certain flaws, as everything does, and to create the perfect environment for students to compete. Another main goal for this program is to allow more players from 4 separate regions to compete in a proper LAN format that they otherwise would not be possible.
The entire program is to allow students, even those who are not competing, to gain more experience in esports and the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a project of this scale possible. Positions ranging from social media to stream production allow students to learn new skills and to experience the more technical side of an esports project.
This comes at the privilege of having the Roehampton Esports Center, with the highest grade esports equipment ranging from 240hz monitors to high end computers for all to use. Alongside have a production room which allows for a COVID-19 safe environment to host a LAN event.
LAN events will begin in Season 2.
Round Robin Format
The round robin format allows for every team to play against one another before playoffs. Allowing teams to gain posts through wins & draws.
This will separate the league into a top 6 that will advance to the top 6 double elimination playoffs.
Double Elimination Playoffs
The double elimination will narrow the top 6 to the final 4 that will advance to the LAN event. A double elimination bracket as supposed to a single elimination allows teams another chance at redemption to advance.
Top 4 LAN
The final LAN event will take place at Roehampton University over the period of two days. Alongside this also being double elimination, allowing teams to gain more experience in a LAN environment to progress forwards within the esports world. Which before was not possible for players from multiple regions.