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Curro Sport | Exciting events planned for eSports.
16 March 2021

During lockdown in 2020 Curro Sport and Curro Technology piloted Minecraft eSports. Because it was such a huge success, Minecraft eSports has now become an official Curro sport. That’s not all. Our Curro eSports leagues are now expanding to include Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) as well!

eSports (or electronic sport) is competitive video gaming which often includes multiplayer game competitions between individuals or teams and gives learners amazing opportunities to take part in competitive play, build new friendships, collaborate and develop a whole range of skills.

Minecraft is here to stay

Minecraft Education Edition is a multi-player game, designed to allow players to interact within the same game world. It enables players to create, collaborate and compete while communicating easily through the built-in chat function in Minecraft or using Teams chat. Curro Sport hosted two very successful inter-Curro under 11 and under 13 leagues on the Microsoft Teams platform in 2020 in which we had more than 830 learners participate.

Winners of leagues:

League 1: EnderKnights from Curro Aurora

League 2: Pillaging Pirates from Curro Waterfall (under 11)

DeadEnders from Curro Hermanus (under 13)

Minecraft is now being rolled out as a formal league with different league structures (Squad league, Duos league, Busy Bees league and Speed Running league).

Introducing Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)

Traditional eSports (such as Dota 2 and CS: GO) have been played on an ad hoc basis by some Curro schools, but with no formal Curro league or programmatic support. From term 2, we will pilot platforms and approaches to offer these leagues at Curro schools. Matches will take place on an online platform where learners will compete against other teams.

About Dota 2

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game in which two teams compete to collectively destroy a large structure defended by the opposing team, whilst defending their own structure. The game is controlled using standard real-time strategy controls and is presented on a single map.

About CS: GO

CS: GO is an objective-based multiplayer game in which two opposing teams compete in game modes to repeatedly complete objectives. At the end of each short round, players are rewarded based on individual and team performance.

 

What is to come in 2021

Term 2

Traditional eSports (pilot): Dota 2 and CS: GO training for teachers

 

 15 April 2021

Traditional eSports (pilot): Training, preparation and league overview

 

 28 April 2021

Traditional eSports (pilot): Commencement of Dota 2 and CS: GO pool games

 

 29 April 2021

Minecraft: Commencement of Squad league pool  games

 

19 April to 4 June 2021

 

Minecraft: Training for teachers

 

12 May 2021

 

Minecraft: Training for teachers

 

9 June 2021

 

Curro Cup eSports: Minecraft, Dota 2 and CS: GO

 

12 to 17 July 2021

 

Term 3

 

Minecraft: Training for teachers

 

21 July 2021

Minecraft: Commencement of Duo league pool  games

 

26 July to 4 September 2021

 

Minecraft: Busy Bees league

 

27 July to 26 October 2021

 

Minecraft: Training for teachers

 

4 August 2021

 

Minecraft: Squad league quarter- and semi-finals

 

2 to 27 August 2021

 

Minecraft: Squad league finals

 

28 August 2021

 

Minecraft: Training for teachers

 

1 September 2021

 

Term 4

 

Minecraft: Training for teachers

 

13 October 2021

 

Minecraft: Commencement of Speed Run league

 

18 to 30 October 2021

 

Minecraft: Training for teachers

 

3 November 2021

 

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