Electronic Sports, or Esports, takes on the form of organized, multiplayer online video game competitions and is one of the fastest growing trends for youth engagement. Some colleges even offer Esports teams!

Through the Y’s Esports program, youth are welcome to be who they are, excel at what they love, and develop the social, strategic and problem-solving skills necessary to grow into thriving adults all in a safe, moderated and inclusive environment.

The Mattoon Area Family YMCA will be launching an Esports program with an NBA 2K21 Tourney on Sunday, November 14th for students in 6th-12th grades. The double elimination tourney is open to the public, and prizes will be awarded. The Y hopes to expand the league in the very near future to include games like Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. and more!

When: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Location: Mattoon Area Family YMCA
Registration Ends: November 10, 2021
Ages: 6th-12th Grades
Cost: $15/members or $25/non-members
  • Tournament Information:
    • NBA2K21 (XBOX)
    • Double Elimination
    • Games played at the Mattoon YMCA
    • The gaming system and all necessary equipment is provided
    • Pizza, drinks, snacks provided
    • Space is limited
    • Prizes: 1st place will receive a 1 month Y membership and a gift card to a local restaurant