Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle 2022

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The Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle is back.

Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse together with Nintendo UK provides an immersive careers education experience for students who are passionate about a career in the video games industry. Students aged 12-18 years can participate as players or fulfil professional roles crafted by the video games industry, for education.

Read about the positive impact of esports in education.

Veteran players will be thrilled to see Super Smash Bros. Ultimate return on Nintendo Switch for the second year running. With over 80 playable characters it’s proved to be our most popular title to date with a 46% rise in female participation year-on-year.

But this tournament isn’t just about playing games. It’s about showcasing all those real-life industry roles that bring a tournament to life - it’s coined immersive careers education and that’s because it not only provides ages 12-18 years with a chance to flex their gameplay skills, but it gives aspiring students the opportunity to fulfil a plethora of esports roles including Shoutcaster, Team Manager and Event Manager which cultivate a ream of soft skills (Communication increased by 74% and Team Working by 80%) and even, cross-year friendships (67% participants found that friendship bonds grew over the course of the tournament).

How to register:

Visit the Eventbrite page

By taking part in the esports tournament, you are eligible to receive:

  • Exclusive esports lesson plans & curriculum resources
  • Tournament starter pack
  • Free careers information & guidance
  • Connections with real industry expertise & experience
  • Careers coach
  • Prizes

We highly recommend reading the full Terms and Conditions here before completing registration.

Upon completing registration, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with your Joining Instructions.

Tournament timeline:

  • September 2021: School heats | Format: SCHOOL'S CHOICE
  • February 2022: Regional qualifiers | Format: ONLINE
  • March 2022: Semi-finals | Format: FACE-TO-FACE EVENT
  • April 2022: Grand final | Format: FACE-TO-FACE EVENT

Face-to-face events are permitted by government guidelines for COVID-19.

Social distancing and government guidelines:

Information provided by Digital Schoolhouse on maintaining social distancing in adherence to government guidelines is not obligatory for Schoolhouses and Schools/Colleges;

  • Whether Schoolhouses and Schools/Colleges choose to act on any information provided, is purely optional.
  • By registering for the Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash. Bros. Ultimate Team Battle 2022, Schoolhouses and Schools/Colleges accept sole responsibility for adhering to safety measures as per current government guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the full FAQ guide here.

Terms and Conditions

Please read the full Terms and Conditions here.

Technical requirements

To run the tournament in the School Heats, Regional Qualifiers and Semi-finals stage of the competition, educational institutions will need a minimum of the below equipment:

  • 1 x Nintendo Switch console (standard, not Lite version)
  • 1 x extra pair of Joy-Con controllers
  • 1 x monitor or TV screen with HDMI input
  • 1 x copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

For the Regional Qualifiers and Semi-finals:

  • 1 x Nintendo Switch online account
  • 1 x Ethernet to USB adapter is recommended to provide your Switch with a stable internet connection.

About Digital Schoolhouse esports

Together with Nintendo Switch, the Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle reached an estimated 10,000 pupils in schools & colleges across the UK in the last academic year.

This immersive experience provides a unique insight into the creative digital sector, to promote homegrown talent and to enable students to aspire to careers pathways they may not have otherwise considered.

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