DMU victorious over UoL in League of Legends Varsity match

By Ethan Gardner

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Team DMU defeated Team UoL 2-0 in a League of Legends competition as part of the Varsity Games in Leicester, powered by ESL.

All production and broadcast positions on the day were ran by students aspiring in these fields.

Two teams from De Montfort as well as Univeristy of Leicester battled to represent their University in the grand final, which DMU underdogs “Phil Brown’s boys” went on to win.

“It is always nice to see a good underdog story especially in Leicester, the team played very strong and fully deserved the victory,” said Shoutcaster Greg Cartwright.

The competition opened with a heated match, where CTC had the edge over UoL Tigers. This caused great reactions from the crowd and especially Shoutcaster Max Lonsdale, a Media and Communications student who is passionate about pursuing a career in commentary.

Phil Brown’s Boys, comprised of LAK4, ADC Blargian, jungler Kanzashi, obrowniie and Geeeeeeeeeeeeeee, outperform their DMU companions, DMU Telecom T1, in their first match before overcoming the odds to be crowned champions.

Commentator Cameron said before the game: “In my opinion a stomping victory for UOL, but who knows.”

The stream peaked at 1,700 current viewers and also appeared on the feature page of Twitch.tv

Lewis of team DMU seemed confident in an interview after the game: “We are the best, we’ve wanted this for weeks and we’re really happy to have won,” he said.

To watch the games visit thevarsitygames twitch page.

Demon Media have released their Varsity 2016 issue of ‘The Demon’

 

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By Mollie Mansfield

Students from De Montfort University’s student media outlet, Demon Media, have released their Varsity issue of the magazine today.

This issue of the magazine includes the official fixtures for the university’s 2016 Varsity matches and interviews from the teams.

Editor of The Demon, Emily Frost, said: “I feel relieved and very proud of the team. This was a difficult issue as you have to condense a lot of information while making sure that the teams have a reason to pick it up and have a read. It was tiring, but hopefully worthwhile!”

The Demon team had to work through the issue without the full help of Sports Editor, Shawnee Linstead, who had to step down from her position in order to campaign to be the university’s Vice President Media & Communications.

Emily said: “It was definitely a tricky situation to sort out as not only did she have to step down, but also a lot of preparation goes into a campaign so she needed to do that.”

“We also had the same issue with George Bushell who is the Demon Media sports coordinator as he was supporting the issue as part of his role, but has now stepped down to run in the elections.”

The Varsity issue is an important one for the student media outlet, as it creates the biggest readership, alongside February’s Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival issue.

Emily added: “People can expect to see lots of sports basically! So that includes fixture dates, match reports, a Netfest article, as well as content from each of the sections that is sports themed.

“Oh and of course lots of photos so hopefully the teams can spot themselves throughout the issue!”

The Varsity issue of The Demon is out today, and will be out for the following two weeks, up until Easter.