NTU will be hosting the qualifying rounds of the Commonwealth Esports Championship (CEC) at its Creative Quarter Confetti campus.
Competing teams will train and participate in qualifying tournaments in Nottingham from Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5 before the CEC Finals at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on August 6 – 7.
All of the action will take place in the new purpose-built esports venue, Confetti X, recently unveiled at the finals of this year’s British Esports Student Champs competition.
The arrival of the CEC comes off the back of a partnership with Global Esports Federation (GEF), an organisation that promotes the credibility, legitimacy and prestige of esports worldwide.
NTU will be offering accommodation for athletes and creating a community space, and Confetti colleagues and students on work experience will support GEF’s Esports Partner, FACEIT, to provide broadcasting and live streams.
With aspirations for esports to become a full medal event in 2026, this is a huge opportunity for NTU and Confetti students to put their skills to the test, championing Confetti’s ‘Do It For Real’ ethos.
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