Chester County Scholastic Esports Network (CCSEN)
Out of an abundance of caution and an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students and staff members in our community, we are canceling the live in-person Esports Rocket League Tournament scheduled for Friday, March 13.
At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chester County. However, there are eight confirmed presumptive cases in Montgomery County where the tournament is being held. Therefore, we are proactively limiting out-of-county student events in areas where there are confirmed presumptive cases of COVID-19 in an effort to minimize social contact.
We apologize for the disappointment that this cancellation may cause you and your students. With that said, we are interested in working collaboratively with you to move our tournament to the one place COVID-19 can’t reach our communities; the internet. We would like to involve students in the creation of this online tournament. Please use this form to let us know if you are interested in working with us to host a regional online Rocket League tournament for our students.
The Chester County Intermediate Unit is excited to assist schools and school districts as they engage students in the growing world of esports!
Whether you are looking for materials to help your students and parents understand the educational benefits of esports, support for your esports coaches and educators who are interested in becoming a coach or local tournaments that build skills and collaboration, we can help. As part of our new esports school support, we offer the following services:
- Academic connections and challenges
- Local competitions
- Networking opportunities for participating schools and organizations
- Partnerships with esports related vendors
- Support from national and regional esports experts
- Tournament awards and incentives
Still wondering how esports can benefit your school and students?
There is a growing trend of young students playing video games competitively and an increasing need for STEM & Computer Science skills in the workforce. While participating in esports that include educational activities and concepts, students can build vital STEM and teamwork skills that prepare them for future college and career paths. Esports also allows for inclusivity as students of all abilities can join schools teams and tournament play.Both General Manager and Team Registration are required:Read the CCSEN 2019-20 Handbook & Code of Conduct document.
To view our partners' information and download esports resources, click the links below!
NORTH AMERICAN SCHOLASTIC ESPORTS FEDERATION (NASEF)
NASEF provides opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life.
Learn more: https://www.esportsfed.org/
From consultations on STEM programs, makerspaces, learning spaces, design thinking, and many other educational innovations, Flux focuses on the necessary improvements to education so that all learners can be engaged and reach their potential.
Learn more: https://fluxspace.io/
The Emerald Foundation, in partnership with the Samueli Foundation, brings the NASEF (North America Scholastic Esports Federation) initiative to Pennsylvania “to provide opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life.”
Learn more: https://emeralde.org/esports/
A Phoenixville gaming center open 7 days a week offering access to high quality gaming computers, events and a cafe.
Learn more: https://www.gamersheaven.life/
A West Chester gaming center where students can play their favorite video games on state of the art gaming computers in a facility that was designed with collaborative and social video game play in mind.
Learn more: https://level13.games/