UON lays down FIFA challenge to celebrate esports course launch

Date 29.10.2020

The University of Northampton is launching an esports course in September 2021, subject to validation.

To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Northampton Town Football Club to put on a FIFA football video games tournament.

Preliminary trials were held at Town’s PTS Academy Stadium, on Wednesday 28 October. This was to select a student team, who were originally set to face Northampton Town’s esports team on Wednesday 18 November. The event has now been put back to 2021, with a date to be confirmed.  watch the video below

Scott Bradley, the University’s Deputy Subject Leader in Sport and Exercise, said: “The event unearthed a few hidden gems – I was amazed by the focus, determination, and skill level displayed by all the competitors. Northampton Town’s PTS Stadium provided the perfect stage for the event. I am looking forward to the match up between team UoN and Team NTFC for the esports FIFA final.”

“The event was a big success,” said Charlotte Hyams, marketing & events coordinator for Northampton Town.

“We are looking forward to seeing the club’s esports team against the University’s esports team when they take on each other – that is a match up we are all looking forward to!

“This is an exciting time for esports in Northampton. As a club, we are expanding rapidly in to the esports world, while the University’s new degree will, I am sure, prove very popular.”