Building critical skills for future success.
Our Esports programs and tournaments allows students to channel their passions in a positive team-based environment as they build critical skills to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.
SMEDsports events happen almost every month. Looking for the next tournament? Our events for 2022 can be found here.
A NEW KIND OF COMMUNITY ESPORTS TOURNAMENT
Our Esports tournaments are designed for passionate students to engage with gaming in a meaningful way. Our tournaments are more than a competition, they are about creating a safe and exciting community where students, parents, and educators can learn about one of the fastest-growing industries in the world today. No prior experience with Esports is necessary; all are welcome!
We run virtual and in person tournaments. During the COVID-19 pandemic our tournaments will be virtual until further notice.
Throughout the day of our in person events, educational workshops will be run for students, parents, and teachers to learn from professionals in the industry and gain insights on how Esports provides opportunities to build critical skills for success.
MAIN STAGE/FREE PLAY ZONE
The main stage and free play areas allow gamers of all levels of experience to play popular Esports games. No prior experience is necessary! Our educational tournaments will feature the following games throughout the year:
- Rocket League
- Super Smash Bros.
- Mario Kart
- and more…!
Throughout the day of our in person events, educational workshops will be run for students, parents, and teachers to learn from professionals in the industry and gain insights on how Esports provides opportunities to build critical skills for success. Workshops and panel topics include:
- The Benefits of Esports in Education
- Careers in Esports
- Pro-Player Q&A’s
- Getting Started in Game Development
- Broadcasting and Streaming
- Health in Esports
- and more…!
In between rounds of our in person events, attendees will get a chance to explore vendors, take a mindfulness break, or attend a hands-on workshop as they wait for their next round to start. Our activity zone will feature highlights such as:
- Mindfulness area
- Girls in Gaming
- Teacher Zone
- Food Area
- Vendor Booths
- Board/Card Game Area
- and more…!
ESPORTS AND EDUCATION
Esports is quickly becoming one of the most popular career options for today’s youth. Esports is about so much more than playing video games; it’s all about critical thinking, problem-solving, and maintaining a positive healthy lifestyle.
This booming industry is spreading around the globe and shows potential to become a pillar of the entertainment sector. Esports can be a valuable gateway into technology-related jobs such as robotics, graphic design, web design, and more as well as presenting exciting opportunities for those interested in business, marketing, health and wellness.
Being a part of an Esports team while in school can help students to discover their passion for a career in the tech industry. Students learn valuable skills like cooperation and collaboration, strategic thinking, and digital citizenship that can help them in the 21st-century job market.
Check out our Esports Course!
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