Business Esports Provides March Retreat for Corporate Gamers across the country
In March, 58 companies from across the UK gathered online to take part in the biggest Corporate Esports tournament to date. The corporate gamers competed across five separate tournaments – FIFA, Call of Duty Cold War and Modern Warfare and the newest addition, Warzone.
It was an action-packed tournament, which saw over 18,000 (virtual) kills, 941 goals and over £3,920 raised for charity. 11 tournament section winners came away with donations for their chosen charities with elite winners LADbible, Silverchip, Sabio, Naked Wines and Glide securing overall bragging rights to go with their top prize donations in their respective specialist fields.
Past Modern Warfare Champions, Silverchip were crowned victorious in our inaugural Warzone tournament, taking home £350 for their chosen charity, The Christie. This takes their fundraising prizes total to £850 having won the Business Esports November event and been runners-up in January.
Cashflows finished as runners-ups in the Elite section having fended off stiff competition from UK Meds, Selectec, Sabio as their closest rivals all putting up a very close contest to the winners throughout. The standard of play was incredibly high, with spectators and supporting colleagues able to follow the players live streams and highlights from companies involved.
If the Warzone Prestige section was decided on GIFs and memes then everyone would have been vying for the title. In the end, it was a close-run race with the lead changing hands throughout between Savient, IDEX Consulting and Sabio but it was the latter that took home first place and the Business Esports £100 for their chosen charity, The Ocean Cleanup.
With 8 teams in total across the March events this wouldn’t be the last of Sabio’s winnings, having entered multiple teams across the tournaments and three of them securing a charity donation. MSAB came out on top of the top fundraiser section, raising £650 for Embrace to beat the efforts of Comtact who finished second with £340 for FareShare and Selectec in third place having raised £335 for the Jack Hazeldine Foundation.
The Playstation FIFA tournament saw an incredibly high standard of play, with a total of 808 goals. It was no surprise that the top goalscorers were eventual winners, Glide, who took home £200 for Team Will, their chosen charity. They sealed victory with a convincing 72-40 win over one of 3 Lovehoney teams involved.
Over in the Xbox FIFA section, Naked Wines went unbeaten to take home £100 for Carmen’s Kids. Special mention goes to Sabio and Hilton London Wembley for their great sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
In the Elite Call of Duty Cold War Final online viewers were treated to an extremely tight match between Sabio and Tisski. Sabio took the lead in a cagey Search & Destroy map. Tisski levelled the scores with a convincing Hardpoint victory which took the final to a tense decider. It was Sabio who came out on top 71-67 in the Team Deathmatch and added another £100 to their colleagues winnings for The Ocean Clean Up. Tisski were also rewarded for their efforts with £50 going to Derek’s Tree as a result of their efforts.
Team Sabio proved to be the winners in the Cold War Prestige section too, holding off Believe Housing in the final to take home another £50 for The Ocean Cleanup.
The Modern Warfare 19 tournament saw LADbible take home the spoils and £200 for mental health charity, MIND. They lived up to their pre-tournament trash talk by not losing a single match, beating a strong Novatech in the final. The final was extremely tense with a nail biting finish to the Hardpoint game clinching victory for LADbible – a real treat for anyone watching the live stream. Both teams played in support of MIND and the £100 winnings for Novatech adds to their fundraising efforts from the January tournament exploits.
In the Prestige section Nexus Open Systems manoeuvred their way to the title, taking home £50 for MIND after a close final with Autocab.
The LADbible team certainly enjoyed themselves and will be looking to retain their title in May with Alex Maxam, Social Editor saying “Well played Novatech that was a class final, cracking comms and can’t wait to watch it back. Unreal organisation Business Esports and buzzing to get back involved”. Catch the full interview with Alex here.
Team Sabio were also delighted with their dramatic Warzone Prestige win with team captain Lee Swire, Solutions Architect saying “Thanks all, really well played was great fun and pretty close in the end there” catch the full interview with Lee here
The Business Esports Tournaments provide an online platform for business professionals to network in a fun way remotely whilst bonding with colleagues and raising money for charity at the same time. With restrictions still in place up and down the country, the events are a great opportunity for businesses to enjoy themselves and connect with others.
Keep your eyes peeled for some new titles in our May event where we will be adding Among Us and Rocket League to the tournament line ups.
To find out more and get your company involved in on the upcoming May Business Esports event click here.
Many of our teams have been raising money and playing for charity throughout the March Business Esports Tournament and we have the final totals below:
MSAB – £650 for Embrace
Silverchip £350 for The Christie
Comtact – £340 for FareShare
Selectec – £335 for The Jack Hazeldine Foundation
Sabio £280 for The Ocean Cleanup
Cashflows £255 for Great Ormand Street Hospital
LADBible – £210 for MIND
Glide £200 for Team Will
Adzooma – £195 for Special Effect
CAN Group – £180 for AberNecessities
Sigmat – £170 for Candlelighters
Novatech – £100 for MIND
Naked Wines – £100 for Carmen’s Kids
Visualsoft – £90 for CHUF
Nexus Open Systems £50 for MIND
Tisski £50 for Derek’s Trees
Metis Partners – £50 for Mary’s Meals
Well done to everyone who took part in our March Business Esports and raised money for such amazing causes!