What is Esports?
Esports (also known as electronic sports, e-sports, or eSports) is a form of sport competition using video games. Esports often takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams.
Parks and Recreation is starting an Esports program for a few reasons, but the biggest reason is INCLUSION. Esports tournaments and leagues provide new opportunities to our community, which will bring participants together in a fun, save and learning environment.
FEBRUARYS ESPORTS TOURNAMENT!
VALENTINES ESPORTS TOURNAMENT!!
32 players max per tourney. Playing Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo Switch.
Pool play and elimination tournament style.
$10 per player, open to boys and girls
Feb 4th Tournament will be ages 7-10
Feb 25th Tournament will be ages 11-15
11am-3:30pm on Saturdays, at The Port Orange Adult Center (4790 Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL).
Prizes for 1st-3rd place.
Snacks provided. Parents can either stay and watch or drop off and pick up later.
For any questions please call 386-506-5929.
Thank you and GAME ON!
Why Play Esports?
Cognitive & Social Development
- Improved hand-eye coordination
- Improved attention and visual acuity
- Improved basic visual processing and executive function
- Problem solving & strategy skill development
- Boosts self-confidence and player socialization
- Help connect with friends and make new ones
Players who participate in Esports programs are found to have a higher interest in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) subjects, and have strong average GPA's. Esports helps them engage with their fellow students and their school’s administrators.
Problem Solving Skills
Research shows that children that play videos games have a far much better chance of navigating through complex psychological issues compared to those that do not actively participate in video games.
Future Job Market
Playing video games can make students keener and more employable across a wider spectrum of careers including medical field, engineering, remote flying, computer sciences, and etc.
Esports can boost children's strategic thinking, teamwork, communication, leadership, performance skills and confidence building.