Caloundra City Private School will participate in the inaugural FUSE Cup Schools FIFA20 Season 1 Competition. The competition, which was expected to run on the Sunshine Coast at CCPS’ campus in Pelican Waters for the first time this term, will now be held virtually in an effort to continue activities for students during COVID-19 restrictions.
The Federation of United Schools E-sports (FUSE) Cup is a nationwide network of schools connected in providing young students an opportunity to participate in a safe, supportive and structured national e-sports competition. The competition aims to develop positive gaming behaviours and digital wellbeing for students in an increasingly digitally connected world.
The FUSE Cup is coordinated by internationally regarded and respected educators with vast experience in implementing excellent programs within various school settings. E-sports coordinator at CCPS, Robert Pride, says the students are excited to be part of the competition and looks forward to seeing e-sports in schools progress.
“The competition is a great opportunity for students who enjoy gaming to not only improve their skills but meet other students across the state and potentially the country who are participating in the event,” Mr Pride said.
“We also love to offer students new and unique opportunities at CCPS, and as a new program offered to schools in Queensland and across the country, it was exciting for us to be involved.”
“E-sports encourages students to work together, use effective communication and build resilience under pressure. It also helps discipline students, helps them learn responsibility and develop leadership skills,” Mr Pride said.
The first round of the FUSE Cup was held on Friday 12 June, with CCPS securing two wins against Emmanuel College on the Gold Coast.