During Term 1, the eSports Reality Group have been working towards creating an esports showcase within the school which took on the structure of a mini tournament. The game of choice was Splatoon 2. The students in the esports Reality Group worked as a team to help set up, run and pack up the event while also participating. They showed a tremendous level of responsibility, sportsmanship and critical thinking throughout this student-led project of theirs.The students themselves became proactive event managers as they delegated and took on different roles to which led to a successful event. The main focus of the showcase was to promote positive gaming habits. This was done through a high level of sportsmanship as players shook hands, congratulated each other and cheered each other on regardless of who was winning or losing.Some of the roles included students taking photos and videos of the event, students designing trophies using a 3D modelling program and then printing them out with a 3D printer, updating the tournament brackets and letting the audience know who was playing next, help set up the game so that players can jump straight into the action, shoutcasters/commentators who's job is to talk about the game as it is unfolding in an engaging way, furniture set up with chairs, tables and whiteboards as well as packing them up at the end.
The game Splatoon 2, was chosen and voted by the students as the game of choice for it's kid-friendly art style which focused on painting an area of the map and controlling that area until their timer counted down to 0. Players had to make split-second decisions during their gameplay on how they were going to defend the area from their opponenets while the opponent has to figure out a way to win back control. The emphasis is on map control and promotes problem solving and critical-thinking skills. Here are some photos below taken during the tournament.