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Esports Team CONEL Cyphers to defend national title as Valorant Champions

CCCG’s Esports team won the regional championships in Valorant, taking them forward to defend their title at the national finals later this year.

On 20 March, The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) Esports Team, The CONEL Cyphers, competed against other colleges in the regional championships for the British Esports Student Championships. They took home the regional title for Valorant, a tactical combat game, and will go on to defend their position as national Valorant champions at the finals due to take place in June.

The CONEL Cyphers is the name of the official Capital City College Group (CCCG) Esports team, part of the CCCG Esports Academy. They compete in a range of games such as Valorant, Rocket League and Apex Legends. The team includes over 40 students from across the college group. 

The team that won the regional Valorant championship on 20 March consists of 5 players: Daniel Ra, Cyrus Sullivan, Ermir Frashn, Waeel Mansoor and Tony Bamvuama. Daniel Ra, Cyrus Sullivan, Ermir Frashn are all students on the Esports Level 3 Diploma, a course focussed on various facets of the esports industry. Waeel Mansoor is a Level 3 Engineering student and Tony Bamvuama is currently studying Games Animation and VFX Skills.

In preparation for the regional tournament, the students trained together and developed their skills and group synergy by playing against other teams. Prior to the regional championships, the team had been competing in weekly official matches for around six months and had lost only one game in that time. They are supervised and coached by CCCG’s Esports coach, Finlay Stewart and frequently train at the state-of-the-art Esports Facility located within CONEL’s Enfield Centre. 

The regional finals were broadcast on the British Esports stream and watched by hundreds of interested spectators online. Finlay Stewart, Esports Coach and Lecturer in Computing at CONEL said: “We are extremely proud of our learners for making it back to the National Finals for the second year in a row! They are all very talented players  – their hard work and commitment through the year really paid off.”

Congratulations to the CONEL Cyphers on securing your place in the national finals!

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