Epic.LAN extends partnership with University of Northampton


Esports students at the University of Northampton will soon benefit from access to Epic.LAN’s in-house tournament platform.

The platform, which is used from small grassroots tournaments up to global esports series, will be deployed for students to practice industry standards in esports operations, backed up by lectures and guidance from the Epic.LAN team.

It’s the latest addition to the partnership between the UK-based esports operator, tournament and events organiser Epic.LAN and the University of Northampton.

This partnership started in 2021, with Northampton being the local university to Epic.LAN’s Kettering-based events, with a growing programme of student visits and experience at the UK LAN events.

Jon Winkle, Epic.LAN Managing Director, said: “Our events already provide a fantastic practical experience to students at the University of Northampton, complemented by guest lectures from a range of team members in topics such as streaming, casting and event management.

“The contribution to teaching and feedback has been invaluable, the partnership not only shows how the degree content is linked to best practice in the industry but also provides advice to students on future job seeking and networking opportunities.”