Minecraft Face-Off

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The Anaheim Ducks are teaming up with the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) to find North America’s best hockey fans and Minecraft designers for the 2020 Minecraft Face-Of (https://www.esportsfed.org/learning/face-off/)

The YMCA of Orange County is looking for two teams of up to four students in grades 3rd-12th who want to face-off against teams throughout the United States and Canada for a chance to win prizes! The competition will give students the chance to design their favorite hockey team’s logo, jersey and a next generation hockey arena. YMCAOC Esports will be hosting their very own Minecraft server and Discord community server so students can work together as a team!

NASEF leverages massive youth interest in esports by teaching students about career options that exist in esports, professional sports, and other industries. Students may develop gaming abilities, with emphasis on learning and practicing skills in related careers such as shoutcasting, marketing, artwork and design, and more. NASEF along with its affiliates, the Garden State Scholastic Esports and the Florida Scholastic Esports League, have developed three design challenges as part of the Minecraft Face-off for teams to complete and submit via Flipgrid by Friday, May 15, 2020. Make sure to contact the YMCA of Orange County at Cadam@ymcaoc.org if you are interested in joining a Minecraft team!

Who can enter?

Any student in grades 3rd-12th attending a school in the United States can enter the 2020 NASEF Minecraft Face-Off. Students can invite friends to join their team!

How many students can enter?

The YMCA is looking for two teams of up to 4 students. The first 8 students to register will enter the official challenge!

Can friends join together?

Yes, along as there are available team slots open.

How do I enter?

Contact the YMCA Esports General Manager at Cadam@ymcaoc.org. Include student names, grade, and parent consent. Once teams are registered, each team will be invited to the Minecraft and Discord server to begin the Minecraft Face-off!

 What you need to do to enter the 2020 NASEF Minecraft Face-off:

  • Must be between 3rd-12th grade
  • Must have Parent consent
  • Must own Minecraft Bedrock Edition
  • Must have Discord community to chat with the Minecraft team (https://discordapp.com/)
  • Must have microphone to chat with students and friends in Minecraft and discord
  • Must be a team player!

How does Discord work? Is it safe?

Discord is a great way to communicate over voice and text for gaming communities! The server will be private, monitored by the YMCA of Orange County esports team, and only open to the Minecraft Face-off participants. For more information, please see: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-discord


Each design by the YMCA teams will submitted by the esports general manager and will be reviewed using a rubric specifically created for each Challenge. Teams will earn points based on their design.


NASEF will be awarding teams with the following:

  • Individual Challenge team awards: Each team member will receive (1) Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition on their desired platform.
  • Grand prize team awards: Each team member will receive: (1) Xbox One Minecraft Creeper Wireless Controller or Microsoft Xbox One Minecraft Pig Edition Wireless Controller AND (1) Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition – an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe!

Anaheim Ducks fans will be awarding teams with the following:

  • Individual Challenges: Team-signed gear and a Ducks Gaming hat.
  • Grand prize: Team-signed gear, a Ducks Gaming hat and a Zoom call with an Anaheim Ducks player.

NASEF is working with other professional hockey teams for this exciting community-building event. Teams that join will award prizes to entrants that represent their clubs. These prizes and awards are not guaranteed at this time, but some examples may be signed memorabilia.

For more information, the official contest rules and frequently asked questions and answers please visit www.esportsfed.org/MinecraftFaceOff & https://www.esportsfed.org/learning/face-off/rules/

About Anaheim Ducks Gaming

Anaheim Ducks Gaming is a newly-formed entity that focuses on creating relationships, fostering competition and building valuable skill sets through esports all while exposing new audiences to the sport of hockey. Participants in Anaheim Ducks Gaming events learn communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and other tools that are beneficial beyond just virtual reality. Content and an upcoming schedule can be viewed by visiting AnaheimDucks.com/esports.​

About the North America Scholastic Esports Federation

The North America Scholastic Esports Federation is working to ensure that ALL students possess the knowledge and skills needed to be society’s game changers: educated, productive, and empathetic individuals. NASEF is on a mission to provide opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. The Federation’s core values are intertwined through all aspects of education and play: learning, opportunity, community, diversity, and respect.

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