With just over two weeks to go before XP launches their first High School League tournament, students from Maryborough SHS, Marsden SHS and Ormiston College have stepped up to the challenge of representing their school in the popular game: Rocket League.
All three schools have had some experience in running or participating in Esports tournaments over the past couple years and with the support of these very dedicated teachers, Esports has developed into a comprehensive and structured class; offered to students as an extra-curricular subject played during or after school.
“Esports at Maryborough State High School provides a unique opportunity for those students who don’t compete in traditional sport to still be developed, valued and empowered as MSHS marvelous individuals!” – Teacher
Parents and teachers have also noted the value of using gaming as a learning platform for young people. By harnessing video games in the classroom staff can use it as a way to develop soft skills, teamwork and communication in a safe and social learning environment, finding it also encourages attendance and higher performance of regular studies.
All three schools will be competing against teams from across the state from the Gold Coast to Far North Queensland! Watch this space to see who else will be joining them on the field in time for kick off at 4:30PM, 4th May 2020.