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Varsity Games

The Competition

Gfinity invites you and your friends to the inaugural Varsity Games eSports event at the Gfinity Arena & Studios, as Britain’s smartest young minds face one of their hardest challenges to date.

Held live at the UK’s first dedicated eSports Arena, four of the best London University Dota 2 teams will descend upon the Gfinity Arena on November 26th, as they prepare to show off their intelligence, team work, strategy and skill in a knockout competition.

University Teams:

·         King's College London

·         Imperial College London

·         The London School of Economics (LSE)

·         University College London (UCL) 

 

 

The Gfinity Arena & Studios is the premiere eSports venue in Europe, if not the world!
The Gfinity Arena & Studios is the premiere eSports venue in Europe, if not the world!

  

In addition to the inaugural Varsity Games Dota2 tournament, attendees will be able to experience the world of eSports and meet the Gfinity team who work on live eSports tournaments as well as a variety of activities; including an overview of "Esports and Competitive Gaming in the UK: A Summary and Future Possibilities", clueQuest, a real-life escape game where teams of players have to race against time to complete a mission using common sense, logic and teamwork!!

If you want to contribute and find out more about Varsity Games events, come and chat to Varsity Games to see how they can help you.

For more information, visit the Varsity Games Facebook page: facebook.com/varsitygames

When?

·        Grand Finals: Saturday 26th of November. Starts at 12:00 pm GMT (doors open 11:00 am GMT), finishes at 8:00 pm GMT.

 

Finally, did we mention just for attending the event, you will be treated to the Gfinity Combo or a beer of your choice from a varied selection on behalf of the Vue Cinema?

PLEASE NOTE: The Gfinity Arena is being used to photograph and record video and film footage in connection with the promotional and publicity campaign of our live eSports events. By your presence in the Arena, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed and recorded as part of the release in home video and/or any media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity throughout the universe and the advertising and publicity thereof. Further, by your presence here, you grant your permission for your likeness and voice to be included therein without compensation, credit or other consideration. If you do not wish to be photographed, recorded, or appear under these conditions, you should not enter the Gfinity Arena.
Gfinity Arena

Venue

Gfinity Arena

ADDRESS:

Gfinity Arena,
Fulham Broadway Retail Centre,
Fulham Rd,
London SW6 1BW

In the surrounding area to the Gfinity Arena, there are many hotels and bed & breakfasts catering for a wide range of budgets.

We recommend the following hotels nearby to the Gfinity Arena:

Affordable: Travelodge Hotel - London Fulham (approx 10 mins)
290-302 North End Rd
London
Fulham 
London SW6 1NQ
www.travelodge.co.uk

★★★ Hotel ibis - Earls Court (approx 10 mins)
47 Lillie Road
Earl's Court
London SW6 1UD
http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-5623

★★★ Holiday Inn Express London - Earl's Court (approx 10 mins)
295 North End Road
London
W14 9NS
http://www.exhiearlscourt.co.uk/

★★★★ Millennium & Copthorne Hotel at Chelsea FC (approx 5 mins)
Stamford Bridge
Fulham Road
London, SW6 1HS
Promo Code – Gfinity16
http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Looking for other hotels in the surrounding area? Use this link: www.booking.com

Restaurants

There are a variety of restaurants within Fulham Broadway Retail Centre:

The Oyster Rooms - Wetherspoons www.jdwetherspoon.com
* 20% off food bill 
 
Wagamamma’s www.wagamama.com
* 20% off total bill 
For parties of 6 or more – 1 x free side dish plus 20% off total bill
 
Pizza Express www.pizzaexpress.com
* 20% off food bill 
 
Yo Sushi www.yosushi.com
* 15% off food bill 
 
Tossed www.tosseduk.com 
* 20% off total bill

Nando www.nandos.co.uk 


Note: 
* You will need to show your Gfinity wristband to get the discounts.
These offers may not be applicable on Chelsea Match days

There are also several restaurants just outside the retail centre, all within a couple of minutes’ walk.

Byron Burgers www.byronhamburgers.com
* 20% off food bill 

McGettigan’s – Irish Pub
* 20% off food and drink 
Not valid on Chelsea home match days.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen www.gbk.co.uk 
Bodean’s BBQ www.bodeansbbq.com 

Bars

There is one pub located within the retail centre:

Oyster Rooms Wetherspoon – Open until midnight every day. www.jdwetherspoon.com

Outside of the retail centre you have a choice of the following:

Brogans Traditional Irish Pub – open until 1am on Friday & Saturday www.brogansfulham.co.uk 
The Elk – Funky bar/club, DJ and cocktails – open until 1am on Friday & Saturday www.elkbar.com
Kona Kai – Cocktail bar – open Fri until 1.30am & Saturday until 2.30am www.konakai.co.uk

Shopping

If you fancy a spot of shopping, one of London’s largest shopping centres is only 18minutes by tube.

Westfield London - www.westfield.com/london: take the District Line to Nottinghill Gate & then the Central Line to Shepherds Bush

Sightseeing

If you’d like to see the sights of London then check out the Visit London website for a list of museums, sights and attractions. www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/sightseeing

If you intend to make a day of it you could even purchase the London Pass for great savings.

If you require some inspiration Time Out has a list of 101 of things to do in London.

By London Underground or National Rail:

The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway on the District Line. If changing at Earls Court Station take a Wimbledon-bound tube. There are two Overground stations near to Stamford Bridge, West Brompton and Imperial Wharf, which are approximately a 15-minute walk from the arena These are both on a direct line between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction.

Frequent Routes

Heathrow Terminals 1-3 
Take the Underground PICCADILLY LINE to Earls Court
Change train at Earls Court take the DISTRICT LINE to Fulham Broadway

Gatwick Airport

Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria
Take the Underground DISTRICT LINE from Victoria to Fulham Broadway

Stansted Airport

Take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street
Take the Underground CENTRAL LINE from Liverpool Street to Notting Hill Gate
Change trains and take the DISTRICT LINE to Fulham Broadway

London City Airport

DLR Line to Canning Town DLR Station
Change train, take the Underground JUBILEE LINE to Westminster
Change train and take the DISTRICT LINE to Fulham Broadway

London Luton Airport

A shuttle bus service operates to and from Luton Airport Parkway Station 
Take the East Midlands Train to London St Pancras 
Change trains and walk to Kings Cross St Pancras Underground Station

London St Pancras

Take the Underground PICCADILLY LINE to Earls Court Change train at Earls Court take the DISTRICT LINE to Fulham Broadway

London Euston

Underground – Northern Line Euston to Embankment
District Line Embankment to Fulham Broadway

Paddington

Underground – District Line Paddington to Fulham Broadway

By Bus:

There are two bus stops outside the Gfinity Arena on the Fulham Road, use number 14, 211 and 414 buses.

By Car:

We advise against travelling to the Gfinity Arena by car due to local parking restrictions and heavy congestion at weekends.

Driving from The North, East or West:

Use the M25 to Junction 15 and turn off onto the M4 towards London. Follow the M4 which becomes the A4 up to Hammersmith. Go over the Hammersmith Flyover and a further 1.5 miles before turning off for Earls Court. Go past Earls Court station and across Old Brompton Road, eventually reaching Fulham Road. Turn right at the traffic lights.

Driving from The South:

Cross the river at Wandsworth Bridge and head up Wandsworth Bridge Road. At the junction with New King's Road, turn right and then immediately left. This will take you up to Fulham Broadway. Turn right onto Fulham Road and the retail complex will be on your left.

Useful Information

Flights
For assistance with booking flights contact our travel agent 
Lee Ramsey at Flight Centre 
Tel: 0044 207 499 0206 Email: lee.ramsey@flightcentre.co.uk

Trains 
Train times, journey planner, book tickets
Trainline - www.thetrainline.com

Underground (Tube)
Tube times, journey planner
Transport for London - www.tfl.gov.uk

Taxi’s 
If you have the Uber App this is by far the cheapest taxi service. Alternatively, 
Fulham Taxis - www.fulhamtaxis.co.uk 
Tel: 0044 207 127 5003
 
Hotels
If there is no availability with the hotels listed, try these websites:
Booking - www.booking.com
Last Minute - www.lastminute.com