Games Played- Smash, Rocket League, Fortnite, Chess
- Players will play by age groups
- Players will meet twice a week
- Ages 7-12 on Tuesday/Wednesday 6:30pm
- Ages 13-18 on Tuesday/Thursday 6:30pm
- Winter Season- Practices will begin on 1/23, League play begins on 1/30, Tournament play begins 3/6, League ends on 3/17
- Spring Season- Practices will begin on 3/20, League play begins on 3/27, Tournament play begins 5/1, League ends on 5/12
- Summer Season- Practices will begin on 5/15, League play begins on 5/22, Tournament play begins 6/27, League ends on 7/7
- Fall Season-Practices will begin on 9/11, League play begins on 9/18, Tournament play begins 10/23, League ends on 11/10
Please click on the following links if unfamiliar with the games that will be played:
Smash: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Available Now! - Nintendo Switch - YouTube
Rocket League: Rocket League Season 8 Gameplay Trailer - YouTube
Fortnite: Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 Official Launch Gameplay Trailer - YouTube
Chess: The Queen's Gambit Chess | Official Game Trailer | Netflix - YouTube
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I support my child in their interest of gaming and eSports?
YMCA Esports is the development of values through a progressive program stressing skill development, fun, physical fitness, and friendly competition. All youth have an opportunity to play and families are encouraged to participate. Additional benefits include:
- Improved hand-eye coordination
- Improved attention & visual acuity
- Improved basic visual processing and executive function.
- Problem-solving & strategy skill development
- 71% of parents report gaming having net positive effects for children.
- Boosts self-confidence and player socialization.
- 54% of gamers say gaming helps them connect with friends.
- In the span of just five years, over 125 higher education institutions have created varsity collegiate Esports programs including local colleges –North Texas University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington, SMU
- More than thirty U.S. colleges and universities offer scholarships for gamers.
Does the YMCA supply equipment?
All players will supply their own equipment for eSports league and tournaments. Systems can include Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation or PC.
Do I have to be a YMCA Member?
No, the league is open to anyone ages 8-18. eSports members will receive a discounted registration fee and free tournament entry fees.
Do I register as a team or does YMCA form teams?
All players that are participating in a multiplayer game must register as a team. The YMCA will not put players together to form teams. Register with fellow friends or classmates.
What is the YMCA refund Policy?
Refunds/makeups/transfers are NOT available for missed matches
- 7 days or less from start of event- no refund
- 8+ days from event 75% refund less $10 processing fee