2019 came down to a tie breaker. It was a hard loss and well played. displaying determination, resilience and sportsmanship.
A team who are unable to be beaten on the field. This has led to a new discipline premiers recognising each title in 2020.
Award for the best digital content and community creation for the 4Rs of online safety.: Resilience , Respect , Responsibility ,and Reasoning. The content was created by a student who did not take part in the competition but submitted art work relating the 4rs to esports gaming.
The award was resented to a TSAC student for being best on field.
A TSAC student was presented with the award for resilience and never failing to get back up and help his team mates. Courteous, calm and collected. Well done.
The competition ended in an overtime battle across 3 different disciplines with each team member having to play in at least 2 different games. In a final review was deemed a draw on points! An amazing achievement, with all teams displaying respect and responsibility.
Laura has setup the school's esports program. She is an innovator who led the school and was one of the first four (4) Anglican schools to start to develop the program in 2018.
Students take on various roles learning esports and industry skills - eSports commentary, chief warden (coordinator) and media production
School participation in positive messages connecting the 4 Rs of online Safety.
The Right Place at the Right Time: The Springfield Anglican College Titans
In 2018, senior students of the Springfield Anglican College approached the Principal with the proposal of starting an eSports team. Student interest in gaming and the eSports industry was high. Students wanted the opportunity to showcase their skills, participate in formal competitions and explore the pathways of this rapidly growing industry. Unfortunately, the realities of getting the idea off the ground seemed difficult to overcome. Infrastructure and equipment to facilitate a team would be costly. The negative perception of gaming and risks of online spaces were also a challenge. At this point in time, it seemed unlikely that a team would be allowed.
The creation of the Anglican Schools eSports League provided the opportunity the College needed to cater to the interests of the students and start a school-based eSports team. The TSAC Titans was born. The competition was created under a framework that focused on promoting a positive culture around eSports and competitive gaming, bringing schools together in a formalised competition framed by the 4 Rs: Respect, Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility. The competition partnered with the Queensland University of Technology eSports Arena, providing the students with access to an industry level space to play. In addition to this, students could experience sports broadcasting and the technical logistics behind coordinating a professional competition.
While only in its infancy, the competition is proving its success. Competition days are electric. The teams are highly engaged and are championing the positive foundations of the League. Teams cheer each other on, talk strategy and demonstrate good Esportsmanship, shaking hands at the end of matches. The positive outcomes experienced by the team members of the Titans have paved the way for eSports grow at the College with the commencement of a junior team, the TSAC Spartans.
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