Nerd Culture

They let us play Smash 4 at school!

eSports is going strong and growing stronger.

Students at Westminster HS are recruiting for their Super Smash Bros. Club, which I’m fortunate enough to be club advisor to. I remember when the original came out on N64, and I was terrible at it. I’m impressed at the level of understanding that kids today bring to this game. As a gamer and teacher, I’m confident that the way that they problem solve in the game would benefit them in school. I haven’t read the research, but I know that there’s some that supports the educational benefits of gaming.

If sports can be a thing at school, if done correctly, I’d like to see eSports at the high school level. We’ll probably look to UCI and their involvement in eSports for inspiration.

Hoping we can touch more lives through Smash.

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