Over the last three years as the premier esports league in Scotland, the Scottish Esports League has facilitated over three hundred competitors, with prize pools totalling over £8000. Our 2019 SEL2 finals were broadcast by BBC Sports Scotland from Resonate Total Gaming Festival, held in Glasgow's SSE Hydro on the HyperX Gaming Esports Truck.
It is through events such as these that we have begun to grow and support esports in Scotland, with both professional and grassroots organisations. Alongside our partners at Lenovo Legion and Curry's PC World, we aim to continue this work into the future and solidify Scotland's place in the rapidly growing world of Esports.
Esports Scotlands' Community Cups are hosted on a bi weekly basis.
These tournaments are not genre specific, we love to test out many competitive games in our tournaments.
We've previously run Community Cups for;
Magic the Gathering Arena
Age of Empires
& many more.
The Community Cups are a place for anyone of any skill to compete against others, there's no pressure.
esport cup of nations
In 2020 we partnered with Esports Wales to create a new international tournament showcasing Scotland v Wales in multiple competitive games. Both facing off against each other with the best players each nation has to offer.
Rainbow 6 Siege
League of Legends
(Congratulations Wales, you win this time)
Bigfest returned in 2020 with Bigfest Online, connecting players and strengthening the online community at a time many people were experiencing isolation.
We created the event from the ground up whilst being unable to gather as a team in person.
Bigfest returned in 2020 with Bigfest Online, connecting players and strengthening the online community at a time many people are experiencing isolation. We hope to create an event where even though we can't physically be together, people can find joy through connection and the fun of video games.
Working with Celtic FC, we hosted a PES tournament where fans could face off against one another for a chance to win an Xbox and copy of PES 19, as well as a beat the pro contest.
In 2018, Esports Scotland hosted the first Big Fest from Edinburgh's Biscuit Factory. It was two day festival that brought the atmosphere of a music festival to the Scottish gaming community. It was a chance to form connections and celebrate gaming together, as well as lauding new advances in the gaming world: it was at Big Fest that Nintendo showcased the first playable version of Smashbros Ultimate for the Switch in the UK.
Fortnite Fort Kinnaird
In partnership with Currys PC world, we held an open Fortnite community event, letting competitors face off head to head while their peers looked on and watched on the screens across the store.