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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Fredericksburg Announces New Esports Rec League

Esports newsflash

Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events 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 Virginia 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 Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events to bring esports to their community. Esports continues to grow and it's communities like the City of Fredericksburg 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.
 

Spring 2022 Season Leagues (April through June)
Games that we are offering include Rocket League (3v3, any device), Rocket League (1v1, any device), Madden 21 (1v1, Playstation and Xbox), Super Smash Bros. (1v1, Nintendo Switch), Fortnite (Solos, any device), Fortnite (Duos, any device), 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 April 18th with games being played on varying days depending on the game title.  Players will participate from their own homes and by purchasing a GGLeagues spring esports pass for $40, can compete in as many different games as they would like. The registration deadline for the spring season is April 4th. 

Throughout 2022 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 Virginia. All players need to register online or at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. The winner of the league will be crowned the champion of Virginia. 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.  

This is new to us and possibly to you as well! Find more information online at https://www.ggleagues.com/page/esports-passes

Parents can find more information on the GGLeagues Parents Page here: https://www.ggleagues.com/parents

For additional information, please contact Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events by calling 540-372-1086, emailing jlcasarotti@fredericksburgva.gov or registering online here.

Register online here
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