A giant video game tournament in Castres to educate parents about screens

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Théo Jean-Baptiste, intern at Vento Sol, created with the boss Nicolas Vento, a first Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament bringing together 70 players. Their objective: to show how video games can be beneficial to children in a structured framework.

Théo Jean-Baptiste is a video game fan. A real one, and one that spends a lot of time on it. In the 3rd year of BUT MMI in Castres (multimedia and internet professions), he is working on a work-study basis at Vento Sol, Nicolas Vento’s company, specializing in the exploitation of wind and sun in innovative solutions that became known for its Ecobang system.
This Saturday, June 1, the duo, supported by Romane, also an intern, is organizing the first edition of Solar Clash, a day around e-sport and the successful fighting game: Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which brings together the legendary characters of the Nintendo universe.

Apart from the two tournaments organized with the Toulouse Last Stock association (70 specialists in the morning and up to 96 in the afternoon for opening to the public), an awareness stand on the use of screens and video games and networks will be run by the Albigensian association MEsports. “The idea came from an observation: there is no discussion with parents that does not revolve around screens. At one time or another we talk about the problem of screens, of telephones. is very hard to manage,” confides the business manager, who spoke about it with his intern, a specialist in the issue.

Théo Jean Baptiste with Nicolas Vento./DDM JE

“On this stand, subjects such as screen time management, addiction, online security will be discussed and will highlight the interest of video games for young people. Understanding and supporting this passion by parents is crucial to establishing a healthy environment around video games, thus allowing children to enjoy them responsibly,” says Théo, “gamer”.

“Children are very often on screens, younger and younger. In high school, they are given a computer with homework on it. It’s complicated to manage, I know young people who failed their high school because of that”

Six months of organization to lead to the first edition of the event, at the exhibition center. “Like all things that stimulate you, you can become addicted, but like everything, you need supervision,” he continues. “Limit the hours, support the child or adult, take an interest…”, he lists as advice. “Children are very often on screens, younger and younger. In high school, they are given a computer with homework on it. It’s complicated to manage, I know young people who failed their high school because of that,” laments Nicolas Vento.

Saturday should help all parents who are wondering, and children to have fun playing one of the star games in the world of video games.

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