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Middlesex eSports League
ESPORTS: MIDDLESEX ESPORTS LEAGUE
Calling all Arlington video gamers! Arlington Recreation is excited to announce the spring season of 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 be broken into (3) divisions per game. They are as follows:
 
- Youth Division: Grades 3-5
- Teen Division: Grades 6-12
- Adult Division: 18+
 
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 (PS4, 1 v 1)
Gaming Console: PlayStation 4 with PlayStation Plus Subscription 
Day: Mondays
Dates: April 12th – May 17th, 2021
Times & Ages:
7:00pm-8:00pm: (Youth Division: Grades 3-5)
8:00pm-9:00pm: (Teen Division: Grades 6-12)
9:00pm-10:00pm: (Adult Division: 18+)
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: March 29th, 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.
 
MADDEN NFL 21 (Xbox One,  1 v 1)
Gaming Console: Xbox One with Xbox Live Subscription
Day: Mondays
Dates: April 12th – May 17th, 2021
Times & Ages:
7:00pm-8:00pm: (Youth Division: Grades 3-5)
8:00pm-9:00pm: (Teen Division: Grades 6-12)
9:00pm-10:00pm: (Adult Division: 18+)
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: March 29th, 2021 
All players must own an Xbox One Console, the Madden NFL 21 game, and have access to an Xbox live Subscription. Regular season (1 v 1) match ups.
 
FORTNITE (2 v 2)
Gaming Console: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, or Mac
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: April 12th – May 17th, 2021
Times & Ages:
7:00pm-8:00pm: (Youth Division: Grades 3-5)
8:00pm-9:00pm: (Teen Division: Grades 6-12)
9:00pm-10:00pm: (Adult Division: 18+)
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: March 29th, 2021 
Requirements:
Teams must register as Teams OF 2. Each player will register through Arlington Recreation separately. When doing the second portion of the process through GGLeagues, both team mates must enter the same team name. Please coordinate this with your team mate. 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
 
FORTNITE (1 v 1)
Gaming Console: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, or Mac
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: April 13th – May 18th, 2021
Times & Ages:
7:00pm-8:00pm: (Youth Division: Grades 3-5)
8:00pm-9:00pm: (Teen Division: Grades 6-12)
9:00pm-10:00pm: (Adult Division: 18+)
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: March 29th, 2021 
Requirements:
No Teams. 1 V 1 play. 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
 
ROCKET LEAGUE (1 V 1)
Gaming Console: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, or Mobile
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: April 14th – May 19th, 2021
Times & Ages:
7:00pm-8:00pm: (Youth Division: Grades 3-5)
8:00pm-9:00pm: (Teen Division: Grades 6-12)
9:00pm-10:00pm: (Adult Division: 18+)
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: March 29th, 2021 
 
ROCKET LEAGUE (3 V 3 Competitive and Beginner Options)
Gaming Console: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, or Mobile
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: April 14th – May 19th, 2021
Times & Ages:
7:00pm-8:00pm: (Youth Division: Grades 3-5)
8:00pm-9:00pm: (Teen Division: Grades 6-12)
9:00pm-10:00pm: (Adult Division: 18+)
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: March 29th, 2021 
 
Requirements:
Teams must come registered as TEAMS OF 3. Each player will register through Arlington Recreation separately. When doing the second portion of the process through GGLeagues, both teammates must enter the same team name. Please coordinate this with your teammate.
 
SUPER SMASH BROS (1 v 1)
Gaming Platform/Console: Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Switch Online Subscription
Day: Thursdays 
Dates: April 15th – May 20th, 2021
Times & Ages:
7:00pm-8:00pm: (Youth Division: Grades 3-5)
8:00pm-9:00pm: (Teen Division: Grades 6-12)
9:00pm-10:00pm: (Adult Division: 18+)
Fee: $40.00 per person, per league
Registration Closes: March 29th, 2021 
 
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. If you are new, create an account: https://app.ggleagues.com/signup and proceed to step 3.
3. If you are joining a single player league, register for the correct league below! This organization page has all the current leagues your organization is offering. If you are joining a team based league (2v2 or 3v3) please proceed to step 4.
4. In order to join a team based league, you will need to create a team and invite your team mates to that newly created team. Create a team: https://app.ggleagues.com/teams/new and then invite the teammates to join. Once all the players are on the team, you will be able to register to the league.

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

ADDITIONAL LEAGUE DETAILS

Console Requirements:
- Super Smash Bros - Nintendo Switch Only (w/ Nintendo Switch Online Subscription)
- Fortnite - PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
- Rocket League - Playstation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
- Madden 21 - PS4 (w/ Playstation Plus Subscription), Xbox One (w/ Xbox Live Subscription)

What are the rules?
GGLeagues aims to create a positive gaming environment for everyone involved. Because of this, we have a strict No Toxicity policy. This includes, but is not limited to

- Profanity and Hate Speech
- Disruptive Behavior/Insult
- Abusive Behavior
- Any form of Harassment
- Discrimination and Denigration

Team Play?
Certain league this season, Fortnite and Rocket League, offer different leagues to play individually, or on a team. If you would like to register for a team play league, follow the steps included on your registration receipt after you register with us. We do recommend having your team put together prior to registering for your league. All team members MUST register with us, and then join their team on the GGLeagues platform. If you wish to join a teamed league as a free agent, please indicate so when asked during registration.
 
Am I able to control who my player communicates with?
- In-Game Chat (Text/Voice): It’s helpful to communicate with teammates in game. Titles like Rocket League have a feature that allows players to communicate using only preset messages called Quick Chat. This eliminates the risk of seeing inappropriate language from other players in-game.
- Both text and voice chat can be disabled from the Options menu in the Gameplay tab.
- For Rocket League, use the Quick Chat Only or Team Quick Chat Only in order to allow your child to communicate with players using preset messages. These messages can be customized in the Chat tab of the Options menu. https://support.rocketleague.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039907693-Howcan-Iprotect-my-child-from-online-interactions

Who oversees the league and handles game disputes/issues?
- GGLeagues will appoint league managers and referees to oversee the league and handle
- Any disputes or issues during the scheduled game times.
- GGLeagues staff will monitor all games and the win/loss reporting.
- The City will be able to see scores and brackets using the league webpage and will have the ability to communicate with GGLeagues staff with any questions.

What will players need to participate?
- After completion of registration on the Billerica Recreation MyRec page, you will receive instructions to create your player/team and a unique, one time use, CODE for registration on the GGLeagues page.
- The players will need to own/purchase a console (Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, or PC)
- The player will need to own/purchase the game being used for the league.
- The player will need an online access pass (provided on the receipt after this registration) for their console to play others online (Playstation Plus, Xbox Live, Nintendo Online)
- WIFI or LAN/Ethernet Cable internet access
- One teammate will need access to Discord, a communication platform to communicate with GGLeagues and other teams on game days. This is a free application online and moderated by GGLeagues staff 
- Once you've registered through Billerica Recreation, follow the instructions on your receipt, as you'll also need to register with GG Leagues directly.

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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