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03 Dec 2018

Battle of the Brands is back!

Battle of the Brands, the esports charity derby for SpecialEffect, is back!

ESL UK have announced that on 6 January at 12:00GMT, teams from Ebuyer, SCAN, BOX and PC Specialist will return for a grudge rematch in the Battle of the Brands tournament. The event will be streamed live on twitch.tv/esluk for everyone to join in and contribute towards the amazing cause.

The first Battle of the Brands was a huge success and attracted over 222,000 fans on Twitch, reaching over a million people including Facebook and Twitter. Not only that, but the inaugural event had the aim to raise £10,000 for charity - the gaming community had other plans, and surprised them with a total of £16,729.

Tom Donegan, SpecialEffect Events Coordinator, said “We were so thrilled to hear that Battle of the Brands will be returning for a rematch in January! The first tournament was such an incredible success and we were absolutely bowled over by the total raised for SpecialEffect. It’s so fantastic to see the industry coming together to stage this event in support of disabled gamers across the UK and having a LOT of fun in the process. May the best team win!”

James Dean, ESL UK Managing Director said “Esports is a superb way to bring together all sorts of communities. I think it’s testament to the affectionate gaming scene when we can put a fantastic show together of rival e-tail and retailers battling it out purely for credibility of gaming prowess. While it’s a serious competition, it’s fun at heart and all for a great charitable cause. We’re delighted to be bringing it back again this year!”

Each of the retailers and sponsors will donate at least £500 to jump start the campaign. The UK retailer teams will compete in this year’s derby to earn points across five feature gaming titles, CSGO, Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Overwatch, Overcooked 2 and Dragon Ball Fighterz.

SCAN were crowned champions in the first ever Battle of the Brands - can they keep their title and stay on the top?

Follow the action and get involved using the event hashtag #BotB.

Donate and follow the fundraising story over at the Battle of the Brands JustGiving page

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