Esports at St Thomas More College

Esports offers students a unique opportunity to engage in 21st Century skills with an emphasis on sportsmanship, health and wellbeing, and inclusivity. Players develop skills, practice teamwork, and unite as individuals or a group towards a common goal of development. Esports also gives teachers and parents an insight into a passionate part of many students lives and allows them to engage in new ways with their son or daughter. 80% of Australian and New Zealanders aged 15-24 play video games (Digital Australia, 2020), and harnessing this incredible statistic can allow teachers and families to guide students towards engaging in the online world in positive and constructive ways.

St Thomas More College success so far:

  • 3rd place in the 2019 Chisholm Catholic College Invitational League of Legends Tournament;
  • 1st place in the 2020 XP esports Conference League (Season One) – Rocket League Competition;
  • 1st place in the 2020 XP esports Academy League (Season One) – Rocket League Competition; and
  • Participation in the 2020 University of Queensland League of Legends National Feeder Tournament.

Statistics about St Thomas More College esports players:

  • Over 60 students have engaged with esports so far in 2019/2020.

The College is looking towards expanding the esports program further by including more games and a professional esports gaming room to allow students to use leading technology to gain competitive advantage.