Computer games design students from City of Wolverhampton College will be going into virtual battle tomorrow (18 March) in a popular online game in a bid to come tops in the Student Gaming Championships.

A total of 10 students – who are studying for Level 2 and 3 qualifications in games design at the college’s Paget Road campus – will make up two teams and battle it out against competitors from schools, colleges and universities across the country in a fast-paced game of League of Legends.

Teams will go head-to-head in a multi-player online battle arena and members will have to combine strategic thinking skills and lightning reflexes with co-ordinated play in small-scale skirmishes and intense battles as they seek to destroy their enemies’ nexus before their own is destroyed.

League of Legends is accredited with being the largest and most popular online game with over 15 million players worldwide and around 1.4 million players logging every day.

Adam Cross, lecturer in computer games development at the college said: “Taking part in this kind of event takes communication and team work to a different level as players will have to react quickly and adapt as a team to be successful.

“The students are really excited to be taking part and, in preparation, have been devising strategies and organising team building activities and practice sessions to give them the best chance of success on the day.”

League of Legends – is one of four online games making up the Student Gaming Championship. Competitions in the other games – Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, and FIFA 15 – were held earlier in the month.


City of Wolverhampton College offers a range of courses for people living in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Walsall, Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Bridgnorth, Sandwell and the wider West Midlands area. These include full and part-time qualifications, day and evening courses, A Levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, university- level courses such as HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees, and short courses for the unemployed.


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