City Life Org – Minecraft Education Battle of the Boroughs Esports Competition

We urge students and educators to participate in the competition before the March 1, 2024 deadline.

Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David C. Banks publicly commenced the official entry period for the fourth yearly New York City Minecraft Education Battle of the Boroughs (BOTB) tournament, prior to the upcoming second BOTB Mayor’s Cup. Team entries from students are currently being accepted and will remain open until March 1, 2024. The information on how to participate in the challenge can be found on the NYC Public School website. Selected top entries will be featured in a live Esports qualifier round in each borough.

Continuing its collaboration with Minecraft Education and C40’s Reinventing Cities initiative, BOTB serves as a scholastic K-12 Esports contest aiming to involve New York City’s youngest residents in envisioning their city’s future. Drawing inspiration from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the strategic climate plan of NYC, PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done (GSD), and the Mayor’s Digital Gaming Initiative, participating teams will be competing to design future-ready and inclusive city spaces. This challenge offers students an opportunity to explore the city’s five boroughs, interact with local authorities, and gain insight into NYC’s sustainability objectives while developing their problem-solving and critical thinking abilities in a fun and engaging manner. To gain an understanding of what this project entails, students can refer to a message from Mayor Adams here.

According to Mayor Adams, “The ‘Battle of the Boroughs’ event showcases the creativity of our public school students and reflects how New York City is addressing climate change while striving to become the global digital gaming hub,” he urges all digitally-inclined students to participate in this competition in order to contribute towards the creation of a sustainable, inclusive and future-ready city. He adds, “I’ll see you at the Mayor’s Cup!”

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