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BCPS Launches Inaugural Esports Tournament on Saturday, October 29

BCPS Launches Inaugural Esports Tournament
Competition Takes Place on Saturday, October 29, 2022

 

WHO:     
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students and Staff

WHAT:   
BCPS is launching its first Esports tournament featuring the video game Rocket League, a fast-paced game of cars playing soccer that is rated E (for Everyone). The competition includes teams of three players each representing BCPS middle schools, high schools and center schools. The teams put their gaming skills to the test during the video game as they compete for a grand prize of $1,000, second place prize of $750, and third place prize of $500. 

The popularity of Esports continues to grow nationwide. Research shows it helps to build spatial reasoning skills, which assist students in STEM. It is also an inclusive sport, creating a sense of belonging and shared purpose to support social and emotional growth.

WHEN:   
Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Tournament will be live streamed at becon.tv/bcpsesports)

WHERE:
Blanche Ely High School
1201 N.W. Sixth Avenue
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

For more information, visit browardschools.com/esports.

 Media is invited to cover this event.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 240 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 90 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.