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ESPORTS WITH MINECRAFT  

Capture the energy and passion of esports and build pathways for future ready skills, inspire STEM learning, and support social-emotional development with esports in Minecraft: Education Edition. Discover engaging challenges, playbooks and lesson plans, plus educator trainings to bring esports to your learners.


Inspire Students with Esports

Unleash students’ creativity in ready-made immersive Minecraft worlds designed to support learning through team build battles, coding challenges, and role-based strategy games. Each of these inspiring worlds is designed to encourage team-building skills, such as collaboration, problem-solving, and communication skills, through STEM-based competitions.

An esports lesson, Splat Racers, encourages student creativity.
An esports lesson, Pirate Cove, is used for student building competitions.

Get Started with Esports

Setup an esports program in your school with this Esports Educator Toolkit, created in collaboration by Australian educator Bron Stuckey. This step-by-step guide helps educators develop esports competencies and establish Minecraft clubs, providing templates and real-life examples.

LESSON PLANS & WORLDS

Explore 24 standards-aligned lessons and esports arenas designed to help students build future ready skills and have fun in creative challenges.


Find Educators in your Region

Discuss how to lesson plan for the classroom and ask others for advice and support in our Community Hub.

Run an Esports Competition 

Dive deeper and leverage your creativity in the next phase of your esports journey with this Minecraft Esports Competition Guide. Learn best practices for running internal esports competitions using Minecraft: Education Edition and driving engagement in your school community.


Running an Esports Competition
Take the online training course for Educators

Online Training for Educators

The Microsoft Esports Teacher Academy is a free, online introductory training on Microsoft Learn. Earn the Esports Educator badge as you learn how to start and grow a scholastic esports program. Explore ways that esports helps build a school-to-career pipeline and fosters inclusive culture.

Stories from the Classroom

See how schools are using Minecraft: Education Edition to transform the learning experience.

NYC Battle of the Boroughs

NYC Battle of the Boroughs

NYC students tackled sustainability in this esports program hosted by NYC Department of Education with Minecraft and Cxmmunity. Winners competed in a live build challenge broadcast on Twitch and ESPN.

Watch Esport in Action

Watch Esports in Action

Watch more than 10 video trailers for our STEM esports worlds to inspire your students’ creativity. Then run group esports challenges in your classroom!

Esport Training

Esports Training

Explore professional development options in Minecraft Esports, including a special teacher academy hosted by the Minecraft Education team.