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King Power Stadium Plays Host To First Inter-School Esports Tournament

Pupils from three schools in the LiFE Multi-Academy Trust have become the first to take part in an inter-school esports tournament with Leicester City in the Community.

- Bosworth Academy, Countesthorpe Academy and The Winstanley School took part in school Esports FIFA 22 tournaments
- The top eight players from each school attended the final round-robin event at King Power Stadium
- It was the first time Leicester City in the Community have ran an inter-school Esports event
- An online-safety workshop also took place to give young people awareness on phishing scams

Ahead of the final, the eight best players from each school had to be determined through school tournament. The top eight from Bosworth Academy, Countesthorpe Academy and The Winstanley School then embarked on an inter-school final that concluded at King Power Stadium.

Pupils also received education in the form of a workshop making them aware about phishing scams that take can place in the online world.

Lot, a Year 11 pupil at The Winstanley School spoke about what it was like to play FIFA on Filbert Way.

“Some of my mates have Xbox, so you cannot play with them,” he said. “It’s the fact that we get to play with them on the PS4 in the Leicester City stadium. Esports has been a stress release after doing a lot of GCSESs. We have come here to play FIFA with your friends so it is quite fun.”

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ESports tournament

Schoolchildren from across the region competed in the ESports tournament.

Emily Coulson, Lead Practitioner of Science at LiFE Multi-Academy Trust discussed the benefits of Esports.

“I think the competitive aspect of Esports allows students to develop many of the things that they would develop in normal sports,” Emily said. “Communication, teamwork, concentration; all of those skills are what we want them to have in education.

“We are building an Esports arena at one of our schools, so we are really excited about the partnership with Leicester City in the Community.”

Leicester City in the Community will continue to build its Esports offer to encourage people in the community to explore careers within the industry.

Watch the tournament unfold HERE. For more information on Leicester City in the Community’s Esports offer, contact Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Alex Evans via email: alex.evans@lcfc.co.uk.

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