Intro to Esports

Rising Grades 5 to 6

Learn how to build a gaming PC, and use competitive video games to help develop good sportsmanship, respect, inclusion, and setting and working towards goals.

The course begins with a unit on PC gaming technology. Students learn about the different components of a computer, how to evaluate their performance, and then each student assembles a full-fledged gaming PC using computer parts that Fairfax Collegiate provides.

Once completed, the PCs will then be used to play Rocket League and StarCraft II. Instructors help students quickly learn the rules and tactics of the games, and help students understand the advantages of applying creative, strategic, and team-based thinking.

In addition to playing games, students also learn about the emerging e-sports trend, and about opportunities to participate in e-sports at the middle and high school level.

Rocket League has an "Everyone" rating from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. StarCraft II is rated by the ESRB as Teen but we will run the game in reduced violence mode.