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Lyons Rec. Dept. Offering Esports

Lyons Rec. Dept.  Offering Esports Lyons Rec. Dept.  Offering Esports

Lyons Recreation Department has joined forces with GGLeagues, an online esports gaming company, to bring in a new program that offers players a safe and fun way to participate in a community activity from home. Esports is a rapidly growing competition venue around the world. While we are not going worldwide, we are going statewide by participating in the Eastern Esports Rec League through GGLeagues. We are excited to be offering this great new opportunity to the area. Not only will the esports experience provide players with a safe alternative to getting together in person, it also provides a great opportunity to compete in an environment for those that may not be able to or choose not to play in traditional sports.

“GGLeagues is excited to be partnering with Lyons Recreation Department to bring esports to their community. Esports continues to grow, and it's communities like Lyons Rec who are at the forefront of bringing esports to recreational gamers. We are thrilled to be empowering our partners to provide fun, safe esports competitions for players of all skills and ages.” Says Erich Bao, CEO of GGLeagues.

Winter 2023 Season Leagues ( January through March) Games that we are of­continued from page

fering include Rocket League (3v3, any dev ice), Rocket League (1v1, any device), Madden23 (1v1, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S), Super Smash Bros. (1v1, Nintendo Switch), and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1v1, Nintendo Switch).

There are three age groups: youth division (ages 8-12), teen division (ages 13-18), adult division (ages 18+). The season starts the week of January 23rd with games being played on varying days depending on the game title. Players will participate from their own homes and, by purchasing a GGLeagues winter esports pass for $15, can compete in as many different games as they would like. The registration deadline for the winter season is January 16.

Throughout 2023 GGLeagues will be offering esports leagues, educational events, free gaming events, and more in your community. Leagues will be run online through GGLeagues and will consist of an eight-week season. Games will be at the same time and day each week with a flexible rescheduling policy. At the end of the season, players will participate in a two week playoff and championship event to crown the champion.

All games will be played within the Eastern region. All players need to register through the Lyons Recreation x GGLeague Page and the winner of the league will be crowned the champion of the Eastern Region. Winners for each region will receive a GGLeagues champion shirt and medal!

To play, you must have a console/computer to play on, email address, own the game you are registering to play and have the ability to play live. All games are monitored by GGLeagues and players are held to a code of conduct to maintain a fun and safe gaming atmosphere.

GGLeagues Parents Page: https://www. parents

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