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Oxford Preparatory Academy partnered with Microsoft in June 2019 to begin our eSports Club! Through this partnership we have been able to offer our 3rd - 8th grade students an opportunity to learn valuable skills that will serve them well throughout their life. Among the skills developed through eSports are communication, collaboration, critical thinking, managing success and failure and strategic thinking. This year (2020-2021) we are also partnering with Microsoft & Centercode to make eSports possible. 
 
Meet our team:
  • Ms. Alvarado, eSports Administrator
  • Mr. Callan, eSports Advisor
  • Mr. Freiler, Parent
  • Mr. Ryan, Microsoft Gaming Expert
  • Ms. Sessions, eSports Coordinator
  • Ms. Tanos, Microsoft Education
  • Ms. Woodward, eSports Advisor
 
2020-2021 eSports 
Club meetings will begin on September 8, 2020
Club Description Grade Levels Meeting Days Meeting Time
Rocket League
Required device(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox 1, Playstation
(Max capacity: 24 students)
3rd - 5th  Thursdays 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Minecraft Exercise your Spatial Multiple Intelligence and work with your peers to complete a building challenge. *will utilize Microsoft Teams. (Max capacity: 40 students) 3rd - 5th Tuesdays 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Minecraft  Exercise your Spatial Multiple Intelligence and work with your peers to complete a building challenge. *will utilize Microsoft Teams. (Max capacity: 40 students) 6th - 8th  Mondays 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Rocket League Required device: Computer, Nintendo Switch, or Game Console. (Max capacity: 24 students) 6th - 8th  Tuesdays 3:00 - 3:45 pm
 
 
2019-2020 eSports
Club Meeting Dates: THURSDAYS 3:15-4:30
First Club Meeting will be on September 26, 2019!
3rd - 5th Grade - 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (GAME: Hearthstone)
6th - 8th Grade - 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month (GAME: League of Legends)

2 Week Afterschool Camp - "PreSeason" eSports Responsibilities and Team Building (6th-8th Grade)
· Standard Team building Exercises
· Focus on in-game and out-of-game scrims, competitions
· Digital Citizenship and Ownership
· General Coaching and Showcasing Resources for learning more (eSports teams, YouTube, etc)
· Toxicity in Gaming workshops to prepare Students for fair, inclusive play.

2 Week Afterschool PreSeason Hearthstone Camp
· Learning the game
· Scrimmage and practice play
· Same student logs and sharing best practices through Teams and OneNote
· FlipGrid for posting reactions, lessons, How to Play guides, etc etc
· Toxicity and Digital Citizenship lessons
· Setting kids up with Battle.net accounts through their school emails
 
8 Weeks of League Play (Two Months)
· Weekly Tournaments between teams
· Bracketing through smash.gg
· Recording scores and league standings through other means if smash.gg does not provide such a feature
· Weekly Practice/MIE sessions on off-weeks (Scrimmage Play, Oxford-led)
· One match at Microsoft Store a month (Away Game against Schools)

Playoff Weeks
· Takes place before end of semester
· Top 4 teams earn playoff spots
· Teams play twice in one week
· One day for general play, One day for Winner's/Loser's Bracket Finals

Final Tournament - UCI Esports Arena, May 2019 (cancelled due to COVID-19)