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Minecraft Esports

Unleash students’ creativity in ready-made immersive Minecraft worlds designed to support learning through team build battles, coding challenges, and role-based strategy games. Minecraft Esports offers students and educators a platform for creative, collaborative, and competitive engagement. Four unique collections of multiplayer challenges, from build-battle style arenas and coding-based practice plazas to a ‘ready to play’ tournament, Minecraft Esports help build critical social-emotional skills in a safe, secure competitive environment.

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TRY THESE FIRST!

The Make and Model collection is an easy way to explore esports and jumpstart Minecraft Esports in your classroom. These eleven battle-style worlds promote social emotional skills and new pathways for leaning and assessment

An esports lesson, Pirate Cove, is used for student building competitions.

BECOME AN ESPORTS EDUCATOR TODAY!

Learn how to leverage your students’ passion for esports to help improve their social-emotional well-being, develop 21st century learning skills, and learn how to be responsible digital citizens. Esports also prepares students for a variety of careers, including:  information & technology, marketing, event planning, game design, communications, graphic arts, and many more.

Learn the steps to establish a inclusive team culture, to gather the necessary resources to start and grow your scholastic esports program, and to unleash students’ creativity in ready-made, immersive, Minecraft worlds designed specifically for competitive gaming. Esports: More than just a game - Microsoft Educator Center.

ESPORTS PLAYBOOK: HOW TO PLAY AND INTEGRATE ESPORTS INTO LEARNING

The evidence-based Esports Educator Framework provides teachers with a robust understanding of esports in the classroom and the power of competitive game-based learning to build new skills connected to STEM-infused esports careers. Informed by research and practical advice from esports education leaders, the framework offers teachers the playbook for Minecraft esports success.


Chapter outline from the Esports Educator Framework.
The Battle of the Boroughs esports event takes place in a New York City skyline.

SEE ESPORTS IN ACTION

The Battle of the Boroughs, an esports event hosted by the New York City Department of Education with Minecraft and Cxmmunity, invited thousands of students to build a more sustainable, equitable city. Teams competed in timed challenges in a Minecraft arena and winners were selected to compete in a live build challenge, broadcast on Twitch and ESPN.