CONCORD, CA – Whether you’re new to esports or an experienced player, the new Concord Recreational League has a place for you.
In the pilot program, contestants will compete virtually in popular games such as Fortnite, Rocket League, Overwatch, and Madden NFL. Since registrations are now open, the competition will start on December 28, 2020.
Mayor Tim McGallian pitched the idea to parks and recreation staff earlier this year.
âWith the pandemic limiting our ability to recreate in person, eSports is the perfect place to socialize while you get away socially,â McGallian said. âPlayers of all skill levels can compete against each other to encourage social interactions, foster friendships and take a break from reality. I am delighted that we can offer this pilot program for free to our community and explore further expansion in 2021. â
The league is divided into two age groups – 13 to 17 and 18+ – to maintain a balanced competitive environment. Players register through the city’s play partner, Mission Control, then select the game of their choice from their age category to get a scheduled match. Prizes will include Concord Business Gift Cards.
The initial program is free, but players must own their own games and game consoles. For more information and to register, visit cityofconcord.org/eSports.
To learn more about the town of Concord, visit their website.