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Middlesex eSports League
ESPORTS: MIDDLESEX ESPORTS LEAGUE

Calling all Arlington video gamers! Arlington Recreation is excited to announce the Middlesex eSports League.

ESports is one of the fastest growing competitions in the world and provides a safe platform for video game players to compete with fiends from the comfort of their own home. In this league, individuals will register for a “game” specific league to compete weekly against opponent’s in-town and from the neighboring communities of Woburn & Wakefield. This league will have two divisions, Elementary (Grades 3-5) and Middle & High School (Grades 6-12).

The Middlesex eSports League is being run in conjunction with GG Leagues recreational eSports gaming site. Please note for each specific league/game the gaming console which the game is being played on and all other requirements needed in order to register.

Any questions regarding registration through Arlington Recreation can be directed to Zach Vaillette at zvaillette@town.arlington.ma.us. Any questions or issues related to registration on the GG League Site, their platform, or that are game specific to support@ggleagues.com.

REQUIRED necessary equipment:
Players must own the gaming console which the game they are registering for is played on.
Players must own the specific game (hard copy/or digital download.
Players need an Internet connection to play the games online.
Players need to have the online gaming account (ie, Playstation Plus)
You also will need to register with GG Leagues Gaming Systems for an online account. This information will be sent to registered participants.
Optional: A gaming headset to communicate with their teammates/opponents

LEAGUE INFORMATION
MADDEN NFL 21
Gaming Console: PlayStation 4 (PS4)
Day: Mondays
Dates: January 25th – March 1st, 2021
Times & Ages:
Elementary Division (Grades 3-5): 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Middle School and HS Division (Grades 6-12): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: January 13th, 2021
All players must own a PS4 console, the Madden NFL 21 game, and have access to a PlayStation Plus Account. Regular season (1 v 1) match ups will take place 1/25 through 2/22. Playoff match ups will take place on 3/1.  

FORTNITE 

Gaming Console: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, or Mac
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: January 26th – March 2nd, 2021
Times & Ages:
Elementary Division (Grades 3-5): 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Middle School and HS Division (Grades 6-12): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: January 13th, 2021
All players must have their own FORTNITE account and ONE of the following gaming systems:
- Xbox with Xbox Live Account
- PlayStation with PlayStation Plus Account
- Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online Account
- PC or Mobile with dependable Internet connectivity
 
FIFA 21
Gaming Console: PlayStation 4 (PS4)
Day: Mondays
Dates: January 25th – March 1st, 2021
Times & Ages:
Elementary Division (Grades 3-5): 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Middle School and HS Division (Grades 6-12): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: January 13th, 2021
All players must own a PS4 console, the FIFA 21 game, and have access to a PlayStation Plus Account. Regular season (1 v 1) match ups will take place 1/25 through 2/22. Playoff match ups will take place on 3/1.
 
NBA 2K21
Gaming Platform/Console: PlayStation 4 (PS4)
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: January 27th – March 3rd, 2021
Times & Ages:
Elementary Division (Grades 3-5): 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Middle School and HS Division (Grades 6-12): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: January 13th, 2021
All players must own a PS4 console, the NBA 2K1 game, and have access to a PlayStation Plus Account. Regular season (1 v 1) match ups will take place 1/27 through 2/24. Playoff match ups will take place on 3/2.
 
SUPER SMASH BROS
Gaming Platform/Console: Nintendo Switch
Day: Thursdays
Dates: January 28th – March 4th, 2021
Times & Ages:
Elementary Division (Grades 3-5): 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Middle School and HS Division (Grades 6-12): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: January 13th, 2021
All players must own a Nintendo Switch, the Super Smash Bros. game, and have a Nintendo Online Account. Regular season (1 v 1) match ups will take place 1/28 through 2/25. Playoff match ups will take place on 3/4.

ADDITIONAL LEAGUE DETAILS
- These are the same details for all the leagues. This winter season will last 5 weeks of regular play with 1 week of playoffs (6 weeks total). 
- Regular season games will last up to an hour.
- For the playoffs, the top 4 teams will play a single elimination playoff bracket. Playoffs typically run for 3 hours for the winning teams, so please plan accordingly.
PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL GAMES: 
All organized, online, competitive game play is scheduled weekly through this GG Leagues System. Through this system, all players will be able to see and access the league bracket, submit their scores, report wins/losses and will need to upload a screen shot of the endgame score report.

REGISTRATION WITH GGLEAGUES REQUIRED 
PLEASE READ: Once players are registered for a specific league through Arlington Recreation, they will need to then need to create an account and register through GGLeagues as well. No fee is associated with the GGLeagues registration. League CODE NEEDED in order to register through GGLeagues, please see steps below:
 
Individuals will need to complete the following steps in order to complete registration with GGLeagues:


  1. Following registration through ARLINGTON RECREATION, families will be emailed a registration receipt. One this receipt, the LEAGUE SPONSOR CODE will be listed in the notes section. Please reference this code as you will it in order to complete the GGLeagues registration.

  2. Create an account on GGLeagues platform: www.ggleagues.com

  3. Your gamer name in GGLeagues should be the same online gaming name you use on your specific gaming system.

  4. Create a team: www.ggleagues.com/teams/new. A team is needed even if you are playing in a single player league. This can be entered as anything. Please note for (1 v 1) games, you will still need to create a team. Individuals can only join existing teams in leagues that are (2 v 2) or more.

  5. Register for the league you would like to participate in: https://www.ggleagues.com/organization/arlington


We will cross reference registrations. Please only register for the specific league(s) which you have previously registered for through Arlington Recreation)

REFERENCE PAGES
GGLeagues Rules: https://www.ggleagues.com/rules
GGLeagues FAQ: https://www.ggleagues.com/faq
GGLeagues parents guide to esports: https://www.ggleagues.com/files/parentsguide.pdf

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Fortnite: Grades 3-5 (Winter) 
N/A  3 - 5  Tu  01/26/2021 - 03/02/2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
 
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Fortnite: Grades 6-12 (Winter) 
N/A  6 - 12  Tu  01/26/2021 - 03/02/2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
 
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FIFA 21: Grades 3-5 (Winter) 
N/A  3 - 5  01/25/2021 - 03/01/2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
 
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FIFA 21: Grades 6-12 (Winter) 
N/A  6 - 12  01/25/2021 - 03/01/2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Madden NFL 21: Grades 3-5 (Winter) 
N/A  3 - 5  01/25/2021 - 03/01/2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Madden NFL 21: Grades 6-12 (Winter) 
N/A  6 - 12  01/25/2021 - 03/01/2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
 
  Registration Unavailable
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NBA 2K21: Grades 3-5 (Winter) 
N/A  3 - 5  01/27/2021 - 03/03/2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
 
  Registration Unavailable
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NBA 2K21: Grades 6-12 (Winter) 
N/A  6 - 12  01/27/2021 - 03/03/2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Super Smash Bros: Grades 3-5 (Winter) 
N/A  3 - 5  Th  01/28/2021 - 03/04/2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
9 seat(s) available
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Super Smash Bros: Grades 6-12 (Winter) 
N/A  6 - 12  Th  01/28/2021 - 03/04/2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual Class
$40.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
6 seat(s) available
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