The tournament will be held online on Saturday 26 and 27 November and is open to participants from across Europe. To promote inclusion and accessibility in esports, each competing team is required to be entirely composed of women as well as being over 16 years of age.
All matches will be played on the EUWest server and will require a League of Legends account in good standing. The players in the Rising Stars tournament will be competing on Riot Games’ debut title, League of Legends, and will battle for a £2,000 prize pool.
Rising Stars will be broadcast live on Twitch. Our BSc (Hons) Esports Production students will be taking the lead on the broadcast with support from NUEL staff – an excellent opportunity to develop their skills and experience!
“Riot Games is committed to creating more opportunities for women gamers; Rising Stars, as a local, standalone tournament, is another example of the work that we and our partners can do to promote diversity and inclusion in the esports community. The fact that we’re also able to support students taking their first professional steps in the industry is the cherry on top.” — Will Attwood, Competitive Experiences Manager, Northern Europe at Riot Games
Player registration will include gender verification in collaboration with DivE, an organisation promoting gender diversity in esports. Moderators will also be present throughout the tournament to ensure and support a safe space for all participants. Players can register to participate in Rising Stars up until Tuesday 22 November on the Challenger Mode website.
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