The Warwick Esports Typing Championship finals will be hosted out of Warwick Uni’s esports centre

Warwick Esports will be hosting a competitive speed-typing tournament, with a UK-first live finals,
out of the University of Warwick’s new Esports Centre on Saturday the 29th of January. The
tournament will bring together the best typists from across the UK (with some competitors even
making their way all the way from the US) and will feature casting/commentary from several
prominent UK esports casters and hosts.

The event will feature prizing for audience members on top of the competitors, on top of
complementary pizza and the opportunity for spectators to watch and interact with the fastest
typists in the country.

The online qualifiers for the event ran from the 17th of December to the 7th of January, with the top
24 out of more than 100 prospective competitors progressing to the live finals.

Live finals will take place on 29th January, 12 pm GMT hosted at the Esports Centre, with free pizza for spectators. Or tune in online at

Emre, the founder of the tournament and a student at the University of Warwick expressed how he
had always been a competitive typist (yes, they exist!) and that he wanted to give back to the
community and help it grow. “I think what’s great about competitive typing is that it’s incredibly
accessible; everyone has typed before but equally everyone knows how hard it is to type quickly and
accurately. Anyone can watch this and immediately appreciate how skilled these players are, which
isn’t always the case with esports.”

Cameron “GNiK” Touchette, founder of, an online multiplayer competitive typing platform
and the software and platform partner of the tournament, shared the excitement he felt when
approached about this tournament, saying “I love esports, I love typing, and the main origin of was to bring esports to typing and Warwick Esports is the first to actually make that big
step, which is always exciting.

“The last time I can recall there ever being an in-person finals for typing would be the Ultimate
Typing Championship 2010, where Sean Wrona won. There was also the Cincy Typing Championship
in 2013, which I believe was won by Robert Price. So looking at those results, we’re at least 8 years
from the last event, so it helps put typing esports on the map again. This event alone could be good
inspiration for other events to do more in-person tournaments, which would be amazing to see.”

Jack Fenton, Head of Esports at the University of Warwick, shared his thoughts on the tournament.
“The Typing Championship is an event that will be truly one of a kind, even for the skilled typists that
compete in the local area, on top of being a unique opportunity for the general public to get
involved in esports. That’s what makes it so special. We’ve been keen to host an event outside of
your usual esports candidates for a while and this is a perfect opportunity for Warwick to
celebrate the exceptional skill of speed typing.”

Commenting on plans for the in-person finals, Jack said “hosting this in the Centre will be incredible
and the Esports Society’s broadcast team have learnt so much in 2021 and I can’t wait to see them
apply it to this event to create a truly premium experience for everyone. I hope that campus fully
embraces the uniquely awe-inspiring event that this is bound to be.”

If anyone wants to attend the event, they can obtain their free ticket by clicking below:

Warwick Esports are the official esports society and the home of all things gaming at the
University of Warwick, UK. We field hundreds of players each year, in multiple games and genres. We
aim to be the best university esports society in the UK, with a dominant history in the university
scene, and are the back-to-back-to-back UK Esports University of the Year winners

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