Esports CTE Challenges
MOSEF understands the importance of recognizing the contributions of the support staff in our schools’ organizations, and has combined that desire with a competition to develop the career interests of our students.
The 2022-23 MOSEF Esports CTE Challenges are designed to allow students to showcase their work while learning more about their future career field!
Each challenge includes a six-step documentation process:
Background: career exploration
Research: project specifics
Analyze: practical logistics
Plan: make the decisions
Reflect: review how it went
Educator resources are available for each field! Entry is free.
The winner of each contest and their coach will have the opportunity for a call with a professional mentor to review their work and to ask questions about the industry.
Winning work will be showcased at the MOSEF state finals or featured on the MOSEF website.
For more information, contact us!
The rapid growth of esports at the high school level means it’s much easier to host regional in-person events at a location that’s geographically accessible. But these events are still a lot of work! Your task is to create a one-day in-person regional tournament for our season titles.
Due dates: December 15, 2022 / May 15, 2023
Mentor: Dr. Tony Gragnani - President, MOSEF
Create the look for a MOSEF Season! This is an opportunity for a student to create MOSEF’s 2022-23 competitive fall and spring season design packages. The design will be used on merchandise, promotions, and stream packages.
Due dates: September 17, 2022 / October 31, 2022 / April 30, 2023
No stream is complete without the perfect stream package! Your task is to design a stream package for the MOSEF Season Finals.
Due dates: October 15, 2022 / November 30, 2022 / December 15, 2022
Mentor: Derek Spinell - Director of Esports, University of Mount Union
Health and Wellness
Though an esports athlete isn’t likely to suffer a concussion or a broken bone from playing in a match, debilitating injury is still a possibility for a gamer who doesn’t prepare. Additionally, a constantly sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for anyone! Your task is to design a health and wellness routine for your team.
Due date: January 30, 2023
Mentor: Dr. Lindsey ‘GamerDoc’ Migliore - Director of Performance, Evil Geniuses
Part of sharing your team with your fan base is making sure they are able to connect with them as more than just a series of games on a screen. Your task is to write three articles covering three weeks of news and/or events for your school’s esports team.
Due date: April 30, 2023
Mentor: Jason Wilson - Esports Editor, Sports Business Journal
Networking and Troubleshooting
For a new scholastic esports program, one of the main roadblocks is getting all of the machines running all of the games. After that, your team has to keep all of the peripherals working while playing, and streaming, and competing for available outlets and jacks and bandwidth with the team on the other side of the lab. Your task is to create a manual for new esports programs describing the requirements for MOSEF’s competitive titles.
Due date: November 30, 2022
Mentor: Adam Touchette - Technology Director, Richland R1 School District
Esports and Discord go hand in hand. You can find a bot for almost every task you can think of in your server… but what about the ones you can’t? Your task is to identify a need in an esports Discord server and create a bot to fill it.
Due date: February 28, 2023
Mentor: Jeremy Packer - Chief Technology Officer, UGC
While family and friends are always excited to watch their favorite team play, they might not always understand what’s happening in the game. Shoutcasters can provide both a personalization of the events on the screen and an explanation of the technical details. Your task is to shoutcast for one of your school’s MOSEF matches and submit the recording.
Due dates: September 30, 2022 / January 7, 2023 / March 30, 2023
Mentor: Valorant: Alexander ‘Catinator’ Brown / Other titles TBA
The first impression many potential fans get of a streamer or esports organization is their stream branding. As a content creator, you might be asked to develop an intro for client videos (or your own!) that will catch attention as well as accurately depict the brand’s desired overall image. Your task is to create a video intro for your team’s streams and on-demand content.
Due date: May 30, 2023
Mentor: Jordan Ousley - Director of Esports Media, Maryville University
An important part of playing a game is analyzing how it went with the team afterward, and creating a practice plan and strategy based on that information. Your task is to record a VOD review for your MOSEF team that follows the detailed requirements.
Due date: February 28, 2023