Video Games & eSports Society

Welcome to SVGE, the Video Games & Esports Society. SVGE is the community hub for all gamers wishing to play and watch games at all levels - from casual to competitive. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/2U6gDJA.

About Video Games & eSports Society

The University of Southampton Video Games & Esports Society, or SVGE for short, aims to provide a community hub for gamers of all kinds at the University of Southampton and partner institutions.

We aim to cater to all those interested in video gaming in any capacity - from casual to competitive, to those who simply enjoy watching video game streams. SVGE hosts frequent socials and game nights for members to come and play games together. We also have VR headsets available for these game nights, which is all the more reason to come along!

For those interested in Esports, the society organises online leagues and LAN tournaments so that members can pit themselves against other gamers both in and out of the university. Members can form into teams to play against other universities in the National University Esports League (NUEL). SVGE also hosting large scale casual and competitive LAN tournaments with rival universities as part of Esports and gaming Varsity events as well as for charity based events.

SVGE is also working with companies such as ASUS and HyperX to deliver even bigger and better events for its members. High performance hardware for society events currently being planned throughout the academic year is to be provided by The NUEL in partnership with ASUS ROG and HyperX representatives will be giving a talk in the coming year on what it's like to work in the Esports industry.

As SVGE is first and foremost a hub for the gaming community at our university, we strongly encourage you all to share your own gaming and Esports related content - whether that be artwork, articles you've written, videos, or your Twitch channel.

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Video Games & eSports Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

NameCostValid PeriodDetailsJoin
Community MembershipFREE01/09/2018 - 30/06/2019With this free membership, you can become a member of the University of Southampton Video Games and eSports Society. As well as joining our Discord server, you'll find help with joining teams for competitive gaming, can access our community game servers, and will be able to play on our games consoles and VR equipment during special events run by the society!
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DLC Bundle Membership£2501/09/2018 - 30/06/2019In addition to the perks of community membership, DLC members will receive priority for events with limited numbers. They will also be able to experience VR and use consoles at events. Additionally, we plan to make these available a few nights week, dependant on device and committee availability, in the near future. Buy Now

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Video Games & eSports Society this year are:

  • William Thomas
    Competitions Officer (CS:GO)
  • Jack Draper
    Competitions Officer (CS:GO)
  • Peter Deng
    Competitions Officer (Dota 2)
  • Liam Plant
    Competitions Officer (Hearthstone)
  • Jonathan Phillips
    Competitions Officer (League of Legends)
  • Alexander Millington
    Competitions Officer (Overwatch)
  • Rhianna Wheatley
    Competitions Officer (Pokemon)
  • Peter Johnstone
    Competitions Officer (Smash)
  • Khaled Abdel Maksoud
    Deputy President
  • Dief Bell
    Deputy Vice-President
  • Rhys Dickerson
    Equipment Officer
  • Frederick Fillingham
    Events Officer
  • Daniel Badeli
    Events Officer
  • Dief Bell
    Livestreaming Officer
  • Mary-Ann Harding
    Media And Publicity Officer
  • William Thomas
  • Zain Sharif
  • Holly Hutt
    Social Secretary
  • Frederick Fillingham
  • Titouan Barthelemy
  • Jack Smithers
    Welfare Secretary