Esports at the Y
Esports is one of the fastest-growing activities among kids today and could lead to thousands of dollars in college scholarships - just like traditional sports! The Y offers esports leagues and tournaments for kids 8 to 18, supported by trained Y coaches in a safe online environment!
Our next esports tournament is coming up in June and July!
What Is Esports?
Simply put, esports is organized online gaming that includes games and tournaments just like a traditional sports league. The league is virtual – play at home but with the structure and coaching of playing at an off-site lab. The Y's esports league play consists of 4 games, two that are 1v1 and two that are 3v3. Gamers should register as individuals and they will be grouped for 3v3 games once on the league.
Is Esports Safe For My Child?
Playing esports with the Y is the safe way to play! Participants only play against other Y gamers in the league and a Y instructor is in the game with the participants at all times. Just like a coach out on the field, our trained Y staff are there to support and guide your kids as they learn the basics of esports and gain skills and confidence!
More Esports Fun Facts
- In the 2018-19 school year, some 200 colleges in the U.S. offered $16 million in esports scholarships, more than a threefold increase since 2015.
- Nearly eight-in-ten online-gaming teens (78%) say they feel more connected to their existing friends they play games with.
- A study showed that kids that played online games almost every day score 15 points above the average in math and reading and 17 points above the average in science on the PISA.