As with all YMCA leagues, YMCA eSports will encourage and promote healthy kids, families, and communities by placing a priority on involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image, and mutual respect for others. eSports league is open to Middle School and High School students.

 

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  • Games: Rocket League (multi-platform), NBA2k (Xbox or Playstation), and Super Smash Bros. (Switch)

    • Rocket League will be 3 v 3 (players can signup and play with friends or will be assigned) NBA 2k and Super Smash Bros. will be played 1 v 1

  • Age Groups: Middle School / High School Brackets

    • Middle school will practice Mondays 6-7pm and play matches Wednesday 6-7pm.

    • High school will practice Tuesday 6-7pm and play matches Thursday 6-7pm.

  • Season: 7 weeks; 7 games + playoffs

  • Registration: March 15th – April 9th, 2021

  • Season Begins: April 12th

  • Cost: $25 for members / $50 for non-members

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

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. All players must own the specific game they want to compete in, in order to participate

Do I have to be a YMCA Member?

No, the league is open to anyone ages 11-18. Members will receive a discounted registration fee.

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 –CSUN, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Fullerton, UCLA and USC.

  • More than thirty U.S. colleges and universities offer scholarships for gamers.

When and where will eSports matches take place?

All practices and matches will take place virtually, players will participate from their home devices. Matches will be scheduled on a weekly basis Monday- Thursday evenings. Players that have a conflict with their scheduled match can work with opponents to reschedule match times. All players must complete the match within 48 hours after the scheduled match's original scheduled time.

For more information, contact JoshuaBerg@ymcaLA.org or GaryOcampo@ymcaLA.org.

 


 

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