BUEC Winter 2022 Wrap Up



The BUEC Winter season is over! All series have been played, all the points have been counted. 105 universities have joined the fight to be crowned Esports University of the Year which will happen at the end of Spring 2023. In the meantime, let's see what happened this Winter...

We've had a BIG shuffle in our top 10 in comparison to Spring 2022. The University of Warwick is leading the pack with a staggering 2,155 points with Durham University following in second place. The University of Southampton have swooped in out of nowhere to claim third placing 10th last Spring.

The City University of London is the most improved university, they placed 63rd last Spring and are now sitting at 28th - a HUGE 35 placement increase!

Our strongest newcomer is the University of Aberdeen, which did not play last year and has managed to place 79th this Winter!

There is plenty still to play for, there is only a 39 points difference between 8th-placed University of Kent and 13th-placed Swansea University. Compared to last Spring, there are three new universities joining this exclusive top ten group with Lancaster University, University of Kent and University of Nottingham all displaying impressive performances.

There has been fierce competition right across the UK with the regional rivalry hotting up ahead of the Spring Season. the University of Glasgow have pipped Heriot-Watt University to 'Best in Scotland' and Cardiff University have taken the number one spot from Swansea University for 'Best in Wales'. See the current standings of the Best Regional Esports Universities for Winter 2022 below:

  • Best in Scotland: University of Glasgow
  • Best in Wales: Cardiff University
  • Best in Northern Ireland: Queen's University Belfast
  • Best in England: University of Warwick
  • Best in London: University College London

Well done to the teams that performed well this winter, but don't get too comfortable, with small point differences between many teams, everything could change in our Spring season!

Keep your eyes and ears open for sign-up announcements in January.

The Top 10

You can see the points table overview here and a full breakdown here.


Winning Teams and Players of Winter 2022

First place: KCL Lions (King's College London)
Second place: Warwick Wrestling Team (University of Warwick)
Third place: Half Natty Head Tappers 5 (Lancaster University)


Dota 2
First place: Warwick Duckz (University of Warwick)
Second place: Team ACHILLESGOD and followers (Durham University)
Third place: QUBloodseekers (Queens University Belfast)


League of Legends
First place: samj1046 (De Montfort University)
Second place: The Germs (University of Kent)
Third place: UoM T1 (University of Manchester)


First place: Warwick Angels (University of Warwick)
Second place: UoL Arctic Foxes (University of Liverpool)
Third place: Portsmouth Paladins (University Of Portsmouth)


Rainbow Six Siege
First place: Pew Pew (Staffordshire University)
Second place: Exeterrific (University Of Exeter)
Third place: Kornelijus Kuzmickas (Royal Holloway University of London)


Rocket League
First place: Salford Lions (University of Salford)
Second place: Roehampton Monstershop (Roehampton University)
Third place: Exeter Emperors (University of Exeter)


First place: Korean Pop Superstars (Staffordshire University)
Second place: Armed and Friends (University of Surrey)
Third place: UCL Eagles (University College London)


Super Smash Bros
First place: Super Smash Bros FALCAWN PUNCH XDDD (University of Portsmouth)
Second place: City Dragons (City University of London)
Third place: UEA Smash (University of East Anglia)


First place: Portsmouth Paladins (University of Portsmouth)
Second place: Worst Generation (University of Warwick)
Third place: MMU MINOTAURS (Manchester Metropolitan University)


Teamfight Tactics
First place: Ziyi Quek (University College London)
Second place: yl c0 (University College London)
Third place: Jimmy Chan (University of Bristol)


League of Legends Women & Non-Binary
First place: Baby Ducks (University of Leeds)
Second place: Derby Raptors (University of Derby)


VALORANT Women & Non-Binary
First place: UCL Unicorns (University College London)
Second place: Bubble Bath (University of Bath)


Mario Strikers Doubles
First place: TheScrubKing & CrossedMoon (Durham University)
Second place: Or4nge / gbsfranca (Imperial College London)
Third place: Dimentom & JamRoll (University of Nottingham)


Mario Strikers Singles
First place: Bilbo (Queen Mary University of London)
Second place: Hurricane (Durham University)
Third place: TheScrubKing (Durham University)


First place: QUB Esports (Queens University Belfast)
Second place: Riot x2 Flankzy (University of Warwick)
Third place: big boys (Newcastle University)


First place: Jonathan Riley (University of Birmingham)
Second place: Joe Share (University of Hertfordshire)
Third place: Josh Lodge (Durham University)


F1 22 (BUSR)
First place: Mattymoomoo (University of Kent)
Second place: TheGamesGeek (Falmouth & Exeter Student's Union)
Third place: Joe (Royal Holloway, University of London)


Guilty Gear Strive (UFG)
First place: Sherlock is Home (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Second place: ChillPenguin (Sheffield Hallam University)
Third place: Duck165 (University of Reading)


Tekken (UFG)
First place: Essophysics (University of York)
Second place: BrokenCellz (University of Birmingham)
Third place: Nekon (Loughborough University)



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