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2024 Minecraft Comps

Villanova College and The FUSE Cup presents...


Australia's first ever school based Minecraft Edu PVP Esports Competition


Whilst Minecraft is one of the most widely known and used games in the world, it takes up a very small footprint in the esports industry.

Popular amongst younger students, Minecraft has a wide range of game modes; from survival (virtually ‘living off the land’ to survive) through to creative (creating and exploring virtual worlds like Lego cities).

Minecraft Education Edition is used in the curriculum to visualise learning experiences differently. Using Minecraft, students can visit the International Space Station, learn about history, mathematics, chemistry, art and design.

Therefore, Minecraft is already in schools, just not in an esports context ... until now.


Minecraft Competitions in 2024

Following the success of the 2023 QLD Minecraft Cup, The FUSE Cup have been working with our Global Minecraft Mentors to offer a wider range of competitions, both live in QLD and online for schools across Australia


2032 Brisbane Olympic Games:
Online Build Challenge

Design and build an esports facility/arena using Minecraft that could be built and integrated as venue for Esports in the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.

Primary School and High School Competitions
Teams of 3-5 students

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Minecraft Game Design Competition:
Online Coding Challenge

Students compete to design and build their own game inside Minecraft Education. Games must include elements of Redstone mechanics and command blocks to bring their games to life. Schools are provided with the Learn to Code with Commands training packs upon registration.

Primary School and High School Competitions
Teams of 3-5 students

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2024 QLD Minecraft Cup:LIVE Competitions

Day 1 - 24.07.24 - Minecraft Junior Masters Years 4-6
Minecraft Junior Masters aims to introduce upper primary students to live esports
using the familiar Minecraft Education platform. Team collaboration skills,
communication, and creativity will be the focus as schools compete against each
other in live treasure hunts, build battles, simple coding challenges and
Snowball/Capture the Flag PVP.
All gaming equipment supplied.

Day 2 - 25.07.24 - PVP Challenge Year 7-10
High school teams compete in a thrilling 5 vs 5 Gold Rush Capture the Flag map,
hosted in Minecraft Education. This competition not only tests individual
survival and crafting skills, but also promotes effective teamwork and collaboration.
All gaming equipment supplied.

Live player vs player competition host in Minecraft Education. Schools compete in groups against other schools for the QLD Minecraft Education Esports Champion title.

Primary School and High School Competitions in 2024
Teams of 5 students + 1 substitute

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Jason Lane

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert


Global Minecraft Education Mentor

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Nathan Richards

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert


Global Minecraft Education Mentor

Minecraft Edu Mentors

These amazing Minecraft Edu Esports experiences are led by Jason Lane and Nathan Richards. Both Jason and Nathan are Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts as well as Global Minecraft Edu Mentors. 

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