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Provincial High School Rocket League® Championships Return to St. Clair College

OSEA Partners with St. Clair College to Host the Provincial High School Rocket League® Championships on May 11, 2024



Windsor, Ontario – St. Clair College has once again been selected to host the Ontario School Esports Associations (OSEA) Provincial Rocket League Championship on May 11. The championship finals will be held in the St. Clair Esports Nexus Arena, home of the Saints Varsity Esports teams. The Nexus includes 72 gaming PCs, 3 VR spaces, 8 Console gaming stations featuring PS5, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in addition to the HyperX Competition Stage where tournament games will be played and viewed by the live audience. The event will also be streamed online on the Saints Twitch channel and at www.osea.gg/live.


"We are extremely excited to be returning to the Nexus to host our annual Provincial Rocket League Championship,” said Daniel Rolo, OSEA co-founder. “This event will bring together middle school and high school students from across Ontario in a fun day of competition to determine the best esports teams in the province. We are super grateful for the leadership that the St. Clair Saints Esports Program has to offer in hosting this event, and we look forward to many more in the future."


Launched in 2022, OSEA has grown rapidly with representation from 52% of all school boards in Ontario. This school year, more than 600 students across 72 schools participated in OSEA events, with representation from 33 school districts, including public, Catholic, French, and private boards.OSEA not only provides structured leagues for esports titles such as Rocket League, League of Legends, Minecraft, Fortnite, Valorant, and Smash Bros., but also provides support to schools and teachers getting started in scholastic esports.


“We’re excited to welcome back OSEA for a second year,” said St. Clair College Esports Director Shaun Byrne. “OSEA has been outstanding with the development of scholastic esports in the province. We are proud to continue supporting their efforts and providing an in-person competitive experience for their high school esports teams.”


“It was a crucial part of the overall vision, providing students with the resources necessary to hone their skills and become professionals in the esports industry. Through the championship, they will not only gain valuable hands-on experience, but also showcase the skills and knowledge they have acquired,” added Byrne.



 

About the Ontario Federation of School Esports Associations

The Ontario School Esports Associations (OSEA) is focused on providing opportunities for all Ontario students to use esports as a platform to acquire STEM/STEAM-based skills and critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. Find OSEA at www.osea.gg and on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


About the St. Clair Saints Varsity Esports Program

The St. Clair Saints Varsity Esports Program at St. Clair College was founded in 2017 and was the first of its kind in Canada. Teams at St. Clair are often ranked within the top 25 in North America and often are the best post secondary teams in Canada. The program provides a competitive gaming environment focused on education and player growth where students hone their skills with the help of faculty, coaches, and staff. Esports players at St. Clair are treated on par with their traditional athletics counterparts with scholarships, staff support, custom player gear, and state-of-the-art facilities.


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