The Games are on! The 2021 PCU Games will once again take place in an online format PCUGAMES@HOME, from 28 to 30 April 2021. Participate in one of the Virtual Challenges in Volleyball, Basketball or Futsal, or take part in the FIFA21 PCU E-Sports Games and take a chance to become one of the PCU Games Champions 2021! Sport offices can take part in the PCU Fair Play Initiative or register a project for the Enrico Prandi Trophy for Fair Play. Participation in each of these events is open to all universities and students worldwide and is simple as explained on the PCUGAMES@HOME page.
The report of the PCU Fair Play Initiative 2020 is available on our website.
Based on this survey, we can conclude that almost all respondents recognized the importance of Fair Play in University Sport, but not all have the opportunity to implement Fair Play Initiatives at their institutions (especially now in Covid-19 situation).
This makes promoting Fair Play in University Sport and supporting university fair play initiatives even more important than ever. As a result, the PCU Committee will continue to support universities worldwide in their aim to develop Fair Play initiatives.
A solemn Awarding Ceremony of the Enrico Prandi Fair Play Trophy 2020 to the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation for the project “Remote Walking ” was held on 24 december at the Financial University Rector’s Office. The PCU Secretary General Gabriel Kotchofa also presented awards to the winning students of the Chess and PIUTT Tennis competitions. The partner parties expressed gratitude to each other, discussed further cooperation and congratulated on the upcoming holidays.
The prestigious Enrico Prandi Trophy is this year awarded to a university highlighting in the best possible way the importance of Fair Play in university sport. The PCU Committee Executive Committee decided on 14 December to award the 2020 Enrico Prandi Trophy to the Financial university under the Government of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia) for the initiative “Remote Walking”.
The “Remote Walking” project was held in May this year among the faculties of the Financial University. 260 students from 17 faculties took part in the competition. During 3 weeks athletes sent screenshots of their daily steps and interaction and friendship between students was stimulated, resulting in a Fair Play environment the PCU Committee encourages strongly.
The winner of the competition was determined by the number of points scored by the whole team. At the end of the competition, the University Sports Club awarded the best team and the best athletes, also “Fair Play” trophies were awarded.
The Sports Club took the unprecedented step by significantly increasing the number of individual prizes for competitors to participate due to the successful results.
To reach its decision, the PCU EC argues this project is an excellent initiative for promotion of inclusiveness and Fair Play promotion, as well as popularizing physical culture and sports in a student environment, especially during quarantine.
Yuri Izgorodin, the chief specialist of the Sports Club of the Financial University and the organizer of the “Remote Walking” competition, also proposed the idea to hold the same initiative on an international platform.
Congratulations to Financial University!
Does your University have a project or other activity that promotes Fair Play in university sport? Or are you planning one? Then this is a great chance to highlight and promote it with a prestigious award. The Enrico Prandi Trophy is unique in the world of university sport and the highest merit a university can achieve in relation to ethics in university sport. Simply register this through our website. No fee required. Deadline: Saturday 21 November!
These were the PCUGAMES@HOME 2020: A tremendous number of 99 participating Universities from 41 countries in 5 continents participated to at least one of the events during the PCUGAMES@HOME 2020. Students and University Sports Professionals participated in an E-Sports Tournament, the PCU Fair Play Initiative, Online Challenges in different sports, the YERUN Sport Days workshop and the Enrico Prandi Fair Play Award.
The winners in all Virtual Challenges are known!
Futsal: 1. Jazmin Guzman Rizo (UNED, Costa Rica): 32 combinations L/R – 2nd place (shared): Robin Cleymans, Seppe De Beuckelaer and Fons Van Dyck (all University of Antwerp, Belgium): 29 combinations.
Basketball: 1. Kieran Cann (University of Leicester, England) with 31 combinations! – 2nd place: Davina Barrell-MacDonald (University of Leicester, England): 22 combinations – 3rd place: Matthijs Hendrickx (University of Antwerp, Belgium): 21 combinations.
Volleyball: 1. (shared) Robbe Bernaerts and Vincent Van Minnebruggen (both University of Antwerp, Belgium) with 26 combinations. – 3rd place : Stan Weyn (University of Antwerp, Belgium): 20 combinations.
Congratulations and thanks to all students who participated!
The full results of the PCU E-sports Games 2020 can be found online on our website.
- Champion: JonasDC2 (HOGent University of Applied Sciences, Belgium)
- 2nd Place: JoaoAmaral989 (University of Porto, Portugal)
- 3rd Place: GoosBusters (Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Tonight the first ever PCU E-Sports Champion (FIFA) was crowned: Jonas_DC from HOGent University of Applied Sciences (Belgium) after a tight final against JoaoAmaral989 (University of Portugal, Porto): 5-4 win in extra time with golden goal.
GoosBuster from Macromedia University of Applied Sciences (Germany) takes the bronze medal.
Congratulations to all participants!