rAge Expo 2022 is set to kick off this Friday and if you’re in the mood for some gaming, tech and esports then the event is one you don’t want to miss out on. Speaking of esports, RGB Gaming will be hosting a series of competitions aimed at bringing together teams from a variety of schools where esports has become a major focus. 14 schools are set to take part in Friday’s Minecraft Speedrun tournament at rAge 2022.
If you don’t know, RGB Gaming has been working tirelessly in the past to help develop esports in schools and tertiary institutions around the country. Everything from assisting with system and environment requirements to training with teachers, general IT and even, assisting players with game/life balance and help with their posture.
According to GM for RGB Gaming Jaco Sauer there is evidence that shows esports programs within educational institutions help build a sense of belonging, promote collaboration and communication skills, and foster good sportsmanship and improved social behaviour, whilst also creating a pipeline for future STEM careers and furthering learners’ strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
“We at RGB Gaming believe integrating these programs in learning institutions through a sustainable and stable environment not only helps children to build their future in a technologically inclined world, but also promote the understanding of parents and teachers that this is building viable 21st century skillsets”
That help has been paying off as illustrated by the fact that 14 schools are set to take part in Friday’s Minecraft Speedrun tournament at rAge Expo, with six high schools taking on the Overwatch2 tournament on Saturday. Along the way, there will also be time for Minecraft Build challenges and PvP, with Minecraft coding challenges taking place on Sunday.
If you’re keen to check out all these tournaments, be sure to stop by the expo this weekend. Details can be found below:
rAge Expo 2022:
|Dates:||9 – 11 December 2022|
|Expo times:||Friday: 10:00-18:00 | Saturday: 09:00-18:00 | Sunday: 09:00-16:00|
|Day pass:||R180 per person|
|Weekend pass:||R400 per person|
|Kids under 6:||Free|
|Venue:||Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng|