The Minecraft Education Challenge is back for DEF 2023, bigger and better than ever! Students from Years 3-6, Grades 2-5, and Cycle 2 are invited to join a thrilling Minecraft-based competition that tests their teamwork, collaboration and strategy.
Don’t miss out on the action! Watch as local school teams of three students clash against each other in a live match on 22 June at Dubai Esports & Games Festival 2023, Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City Dubai.
All finalists at the Minecraft Education Challenge get to take home a goodie bag filled with exclusive Minecraft merchandise.
But that’s not all! Each of the winning team members will also receive the latest Apple iPad Pro and bring the glorious Championship trophy to their school.
The qualifier challenge is a scavenger hunt where team members will need to awaken their inner explorer to find hidden falcon eggs scattered around a Dubai-inspired Pirate Cove Bay map and return them to their mother’s nest. The objective is to bring the eggs back to base as fast as possible.
A panel of experts will be verifying and qualifying the fastest three teams that have completed the challenge among all registered schools to advance to the next stage.
It’s a race against time and only the fastest team can earn a spot in the finals!
Live DEF Finals
The Live Finals event will take place at Expo City Dubai on the 22 June 2023 and only 1 team will be crowned Minecraft Education Challenge Champions of 2023.
Join the Contest!
This tournament is open to schools within the UAE, for students from Years 3-6, Grades 2-5, and Cycle 2.
To enter, each school has to form a team of 3 students and complete the Qualifier Challenges. Multiple teams from a single school can attempt the challenge but only the highest-scoring team can be nominated for a chance to represent their school in the finals.
After the schools have submitted their times, a panel of experts will select 4 of the fastest teams from all registered schools.
These 4 teams will advance to the live finals at Dubai Esports and Games Festival 2023 at Expo City Dubai, where they’ll be joined by a guest team from schools from outside the UAE.
For detailed information on how to participate, please talk to your child’s teacher who can register their team.
If you have any further questions, please email [email protected] where we would be happy to help!