Silverton's Mario Kart E-sport Tournament 2023

On the 8th of September, Silverton Primary School hosted a Mario Kart E-sports tournament for primary and secondary schools in Victoria. There were a total of 7 schools with more than 55 students racing against each other to be crowned the grand champion! Read more by clicking on the link.

There were 6 other schools besides us that played in the tournament: St Oliver Plunkett Primary School, Dandenong Primary School, Mount Scopus Memorial College, Yarra Valley Grammar, Keysborough College and Nazareth College. Students played in teams of 2 and took turns racing during the tournament. Teams were divided into groups of 3 or 4 during the first round of races which would determine what bracket students played in for the rest of the day. There were 2 tournament brackets - the upper bracket and the lower bracket. The top 2 teams with the most points in their group made it through to the upper bracket while as the rest joined the lower bracket.

Each bracket had a different set of prizes to be won which were kindly donated by multiple companies. The tournament prizes were sponsored by Logitech, Winc Education, Zenki Wear, Fortress Melbourne and The FUSE Cup. Logitech and Winc Education supplied 4x Logitech Signature M650 mouse for both the upper and lower bracket winners. Zenki Wear created 4x custom-designed mouse pads for all winners and 2x exclusive custom-designed t-shirts for the upper bracket winners. Fortress Melbourne offered 2x 2-hour PC Play vouchers to the upper bracket winners and 2x $10 arcade vouchers for the lower bracket winners. The FUSE Cup kindly donated 1x free registration to next years 'FUSE Cup Just Dance Global Online Tournament' to each school that participated in Silverton's tournament. We would like to say a massive thank you to all these sponsors for supporting our tournament with awesome prizes!

In-between races, Silverton's e-sport team members, Raaga and Muxi, presented about how to take care of your wellbeing as a gamer, how to be an effective teammate and tips and tricks to help you win. They represented Silverton with pride and were very brave to stand up and present to more than 50 students all aged between 9 and 14. eSmart supported our tournament by supplying A3 sized cyber safety posters for students and teachers to take back to their school. Once all teams were sorted into the upper or lower bracket, it was time to start the quarter finals. From the quarter finals and beyond, only the top 2 teams with the most points during their races would advance to the next stage while as everyone else were eliminated.

After playing through the semi-finals, the 4 teams that made it through to the lower bracket grand finals were Keysborough Team 3, Keysborough Team 4, Mount Scopus Team 1 and Mount Scopus Team 6. As for the upper bracket grand finals, Yarra Valley Team 2 made it through alongside Silverton Team 1, Team 2 and Team 3. These races were played on the big projector screen in the gym and throughout the races, there were a lot of cheering and support from students across various schools.

It was great to see so many students supporting not only their own teams, but also teams from other schools. We would like to congratulate Mount Scopus Team 1 for becoming the Lower Bracket Winners of the Silverton Mario Kart E-sports Tournament of 2023 and a massive congratulations to Silverton Team 1 for being crowned Grand Champions in the upper bracket!