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Week 1 Guide – Operation: Hand Wash

Two weeks ago we announced Operation: Hand Wash – a packed schedule of gaming activities during the social isolation period. Everything gets started tomorrow, so we wanted to give you all the information you need to know to sign up and get involved!

Our homepage has now been updated – if you know what you’re looking for, you can go right and ahead and sign up! In this blog, I’ll provide some more information on what is going on every day in the coming week.

Remember that you usually need to sign up at latest the night before the game to guarantee your spot – so don’t forget!

Friday 17th April –

Social Nights: Animal Crossing, 8pm

No sign-up or check-in required for this one, just head on over to our Discord, and we will facilitate some friendly minigames, visiting each other’s islands, and general socialising around the hottest game so far over April (according to some of the NUEL team at least).

Saturday 18th April –

Minecraft: Chosen To2 Ultra Hardcore Cleancut, 7pm

Our Minecraft server has been running for two weeks now and some of the builds have been phenomenal already! This Saturday we’ll be running an Ultra Hardcore special event with two-person teams. In this mode, the world is locked to hard difficulty and players can’t respawn. No natural health regen either folks – so enjoy battling it out until the last team is left standing!

Sunday 19th April –

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, 6:15pm

A definitive blast from the past with Age of Empires 2. This will be a 1v1 tournament in a double elimination format, with prizes up for grabs as well.

Monday 20th April –

Overwatch Community 1v1, 6pm

We’re shaking up the formats a little bit with these one-off Weekly Cups . This week is a 1v1 Mystery Hero tournament, in a double elimination format over the course of the evening.

Blood Bowl 2 Signups Close at Midnight!

For the first time ever we are running a Blood Bowl 2 tournament. We invite coaches of all experience levels to join. We have plans for Swiss league qualifiers and knockouts over the next couple of months. It’s very flexible with players able to play their games throughout the week, with the best of the matches broadcast on our Twitch channel every Tuesday evening. Sign up fast to get involved!

Tuesday 21st April –

CS:GO 1v1, 6pm

This is a 1v1 tournament that will see the top CS:GO players battle it out to be number one over the course of the evening. This tournament is set to be super popular, with over 100 signups before we even started seriously advertising it, so it should be a pretty epic event!

Wednesday 22nd April –

Teamfight Tactics, 1pm

A lunchtime free-for-all with Egg prizes from 1st to 8th place – whatever your ability level, we encourage you to get involved!

League of Legends 1v1, 6pm

Continuing with our theme of shaking up the formats, this is a 1v1 draft tournament, with the best players on the night picking up RP, masterwork chests and keys.

Thursday 23rd April –

Rainbow 6: Siege Mixed Teams, 6pm

Siege is back, and with mixed teams! Running over two weeks in a double elim format, students are welcome to mix teams across universities (see the rules on the tournament page for more details). We look forward to seeing some multi-uni dream teams battling it out to see who is really the best in the UK.

That’s it for this week!

We’ve also released signups for future weeks in Dead by Daylight, Legends of Runeterra and PUBG, as well as League of Legends 2v2, CS:GO Wingman, and Overwatch 6v6 Enforced Hero Pool. Check out the links for more information and to sign up!

Keep your eye out on our Discord for further announcements, and we’ll be back next week with another update!

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