Wolves Esports teams up with University Screen School for tournament bootcamp
Wolves Esports recently took up residence at the University of Wolverhampton’s Screen School as members of their professional Rocket League team set up a bootcamp to prepare for an upcoming tournament.
Wolves Esports are a global esports team, competing across a variety of different games in different countries. During the last week in May, Wolves Esports set up a Rocket League training camp in the University’s brand new £5m Screen School, allowing the team to utilise the innovative facilities and collaborative spaces to prepare for a tournament taking place over the weekend.
Based in the Screen School’s computer game design labs, the team, Esports Manager, Michael Moriarty, pro player, Euan Ingram and coach, Dan Knaggs, had access to high-end equipment such as gaming PCs, ultra-wide monitors, and a collaborative space to practise their skills for the RLCS Rocket League Regional Qualifiers.
Deputy Head of School (Media), Dr Pritpal Sembi, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the Wolves Esports team to the Screen School once again.
“We very much look forward to further ongoing collaboration to elevate the status and impact of esports within the region and beyond. It is really great to see our new facilities used in this way, partly because we have ambitious plans for the Screen School’s role in transforming the Screen Based creative industries.”
Michael Moriarty, Esports Manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers, said: “The University has been a major part in Wolves Esports since it got started in 2018. This is the first time that we’ve been able to set up in the Screen School and we’re really excited about the facilities and getting to train here as a team together.
“The facilities here are probably a little too good for what we need for esports in terms of playing our games, but the opportunities we have with the TV production studios and the editing suites are countless.”
Professional Rocket League Esports Player, Euan Ingram, also known as Tadpole, said: “The facilities for us are very unique. Not a lot of other teams will have the opportunities that we will have.
“Being able to use high-end equipment is exactly what we need and the facilities on hand here are at the pinnacle of esports. It means that our level of content, level of professionalism and our level of skill can be as high as it can be. All of this combined will contribute to a more positive outlook for us in Wolves Esports.”
The new Screen School, based at the University’s City Campus in Wolverhampton, provides flexible and modern teaching spaces, presenting students with opportunities to develop specialist screen skills aligned to courses and opportunities to work in interdisciplinary teams on professional outcomes and live briefs with the support of a creative agency or student production house.
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Picture caption from left to right: Euan Ingram, esports Manager Michael Moriarty, and coach Dan Knaggs.
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