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WELL DONE TO THE TWO TEAMS THAT TOOK PART IN THE ROCKET LEAGUE STUDENT CHAMPS TOURNAMENT!

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE INTRODUCING OVERWATCH 2 TO ESPORTS CLUB!

Please make sure to get parental consent from your MyChildAtSchool account.

In April 2020, British Esports teamed up with global education publisher Pearson to develop the first esports BTEC qualification of its kind in the world.

Following this, UK institutions now have more opportunities than ever to incorporate eSports into curriculums, with funding confirmed from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Aside from the obvious benefits of eSports participation, such as developed motor skills and hand-eye coordination, associated transferrable skills include advanced creativity, decision-making and technological aptitude.

WHY SHOULD YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • Develops leadership and team working abilities
  • Improves communication and social skills
  • Brings students together
  • Can be a form of stress relief for students
  • Helps to develop key motor skills
  • Links to a variety of FE, HE and career pathways
  • Links to STEAM subjects
  • Allows friendships to blossom and expand
  • Promotes positive mental health and wellbeing & IT’S FUN!

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!

Respecting other players and working well with your teammates is essential if you are going to develop and improve as a player. Not only does it help to improve your gameplay but it will also make you stand out as a valuable player whom others will respect and enjoy playing with. Working well with your teammates can also have a huge impact on how your team performs.

IMPROVE YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING

Traditionally video games help to develop problem solving and strategy development skills by getting the player solve increasingly complicated problems. In many cases there is a time pressure which develops speed and decision-making skills.

Players are confronted with complex problems for which they must formulate solutions and take appropriate action. Often, a number of different alternatives are presented to players, forcing them to make quick choices. This process sharpens vital critical thinking skills.

TIME MANAGEMENT? DONE!

Improve your time management skills by organising tournaments amongst your peers, playing a certain game or game mode within a dedicated time frame.

Learning how different strategies will improve your game and win rate, coordinating within your team to out perform the opposition.

EXPAND YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLES

Building relationships with the people you play with is also important, thanking them for a good game, sharing a joke or just chatting about the game can help you to build a network of friendly players that will make your gaming experience more enjoyable.

Having the opportunity to interact with other student from across the school which you perhaps wouldn’t otherwise meet.

How do I join the ESports club?

NO NEED TO SIGN UP, JUST TURN UP TO THE LIBRARY ON A WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME.

When does the ESports club run?

WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME AND MOST WEDNESDAYS AFTER SCHOOL.

What kind of games are played in ESports?

For now, we will focus on two games that the British Esports association holds competitions in:

Rocket League

Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style football and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition.

Overwatch 2

OVERWATCH 2 is a team based arcade-style first-person shooter (fps), featuring 30+ epic heroes, each with game-changing abilities.

BRITISH ESPORTS STUDENT CHAMPS

The British Esports Student Champs are a series of exciting competitive
video gaming tournaments for students aged 12+ in schools and
colleges across the UK.

The Champs are open to all secondary schools, Further Education (FE)
Colleges and Alternative Provision (AP) schools in the UK, and are PC based.

The British Esports Student Champs has continued to grow in popularity with even
more schools and colleges getting involved, culminating more than 700 teams from
across the country taking part in 2021/22.

FRIENDLY MATCHES VS OTHER SCHOOLS

These will played during the Wednesday after school club.