Esports

Esports is the competitive organized playing of video games. This is an up-and-coming sport that offers numerous benefits to athletes as well as scholarships.

 

Did you know?

$14 million dollars was awarded to Esports athletes in the United States in 2018 alone! 

Esports Athletes Build:

  • Teamwork – Can’t win by yourself
  • Communication Skills – Every member plays a role
  • Leadership
  • Strategy – Real-time strategy
  • Resilience – Everyone loses in games, learn from the loses
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical Thinking
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“As our society becomes more isolated by burying our heads into our cell phones, we see teenagers doing the same thing. The world has changed. While walking around any shopping mall on a Friday evening, we do not see groups of teenagers “hanging out” together. The 2019 version of socializing is communicating digitally on their devices. ESports helps to meet these young people where they are and promote global communication in a way they enjoy.” -NASEF Website

Esports State Tournament 2019 Esports develop
Job-readiness skills
Esports Tournament 2019 Join the fastest growing sport!
Be a part of the phenomenom!
Esports Practice 2019 We are looking for teachers
to be Esports leaders in
their middle/high schools.

Contact Kim.Beck@PrairieSTEM.org

We are looking for teachers to set up teams in their middle or high schools! Email kim.beck@prairiestem.org for more information!

 

Bare minimum time commitment (with 1 team playing 1 sport/game):

  • At least 1 day of practice (around 2 hours)     *2 or 3 days of practice would be best
  • At least 1 match every week (Between .5-2 hours)    *Depending on which sports they have, there is the opportunity to play in multiple leagues
  • Possible additional time for outside of the season tournaments

For example, a typical bare minimum weekly schedule:

Monday – Overwatch practice 3:30-5:30    *Include some team-bonding activities

Wednesday – Overwatch match at 4 — (Warm-up at 3:30)

 

Example of an ideal weekly schedule:

Monday.- Overwatch practice 3:30-5:30       *Include some team-bonding activities

Tuesday – Overwatch match at 4 — (Warm-up at 3:30)

Wednesday – Overwatch match debrief 3:30-4:30

Thursday – Overwatch research – (Watch streamers play specific roles/styles, practice with secondary roles) 3:30-5:30

Friday – Overwatch opponent scouting and scrimmage 3:30-5:30

Sports Offered

  • Rocket League
  • Minecraft (Bedrock and Java)
  • Fortnite

More to come, soon!

Upcoming Tournaments

Rocket League (Middle School [5-8])

  • Thursday, July 9 – Beginning at 4pm

Rocket League (High School [9-12])

  • Friday, July 10th – Beginning at 4pm

 

To sign up, visit https://bit.ly/PSTEMRocketLeague

Please email Kim.Beck@PrairieSTEM.org for more information