Esports Essentials (Onsite)

 

Key foundations and essential tactics

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Our children absolutely love gaming. Esports is the professional side of gaming and a billion dollar industry. While only a small percent of players will reach the highest levels of the sport, there are 10000s of related jobs that require groups to work effectively online, collaborating and communicating. Gaining these skills is what our classes focus on along with how to self-regulate behaviour and work as a team.

Setting good values and foundations helps our children develop the soft skills they need to excel in this space, we also help illuminate career pathways into digital and creative tech throughout our programme.

📌 These classes are held onsite, online options may be available depending on interest.
📌 The following form is to register your interest. We will be in touch via email to confirm your child’s place.

These classes will help students understand how to be both a better leader and a better team player by learning about the impact of their behaviour on others while gaming. They will learn the value of sportsmanship and understand the importance of mana (respect for one’s language and actions). Students will run through 20mins of theory (about key aspects of the game) and then play a game to test out what they have learned.

There will be an inhouse comp at the end of the term between teams with medals for the winners. 

ESPORTS CLASSES – limit 12 per class
⏰ Stream 1: Ages 8-11: Starts 25 Oct (Mon) 4.00pm-6.00pm – 9 weeks (focus on behaviour)
⏰ Stream 2: Ages 13-17:  Starts 26 Oct (Tue) 4.00pm-6.00pm – 9 weeks (focus on strategy)
⏰ Stream 3: Ages 12-17:  Starts 29 Oct (Fri) 4.00pm-6.00pm – 9 weeks (focus on strategy)

🗺 WHERE: DNA HQ, 1128 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua
💰 COST: Free, thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors

Terms and Conditions:

  • If there is no cost, the following does not apply.
  • Session costs are non refundable.
  • Sessions can be transferred to other students but DNA must be notified via email.
  • If sessions do not take place (due to DNA staffing issues) and you have paid, you will have the option to get a refund for that session.
  • We will also provide online surveys (for all participants) to help us determine what impact we are having in terms of inspiring and encouraging our young people to explore creative and digital tech.

About DNA

Digital Natives Academy is a non-profit, established in Rotorua in 2014 to inspire tamariki and rangatahi to become creators, developers and innovators of technology rather then simply consumers and users of it.

Our focus is on esports, wellbeing, content creation and animation.

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