WQE students won the PlayStation category of the Association of Colleges FIFA 21 Cup.
The weekly virtual tournament hosted by British Esports, ran from March to May. Fifty-two colleges from across the country, were split in two categories as they went head-to-head in a bid to win PlayStation and Xbox Champion titles.
WQE’s PlayStation team, represented by students Muhammed Ali, Abdul Ahad Ussen and Farhan Cassia were dominant throughout the group stages, winning an emphatic 15 points.
A fantastic performance from Farhan against Youth Dreams Project saw them through to the semi-finals. Here they faced Gateshead College, where a strong display saw them into the final. Abdul and Farhan won 2 out of 3 of their matches and it came down to Muhammed’s final match where a 5-3 victory sealed the win.
Delighted with the win, Alex Newton, Team Manager of WQE and Sport Enrichment Assistant said: “The FIFA 21 competition was fantastic. In a year where access to practical sport has been very limited, the students really enjoyed competing, being part of a team and representing the College.”
Muhammed Ali added: “The tournament was fun and I enjoyed taking part. I hope to pursue my esports career with this tournament making me realise my potential.”
Abdul Ahad Ussen said: “I had a great time participating in this tournament, I have hardly played any sport this year but the FIFA tournament gave me the opportunity to participate in something I really enjoy.”
Farhan Cassia added: “With the absence of participating in physical sport I decided to enter the esports competition. This has made me realise the potential I have of becoming an esports competitor. I really had fun in this tournament as it allowed me to see what other areas I am good at within my life. This tournament has allowed me to indulge in gaming which is one my favourite hobbies and I really enjoyed it.”
WQE’s Xbox team, represented by Jack Bitenieks, Samuel Pointon, Sahil Singh and Harry Cox, narrowly missed out on the knockout stages, despite some great results.
Well done to everyone involved!