The Game Gym, Stevenson University Esports, and our sponsors are proud to announce IGNITE, a live, amateurs only esports competition featuring League of Legends and Overwatch. The goal of IGNITE is to produce more, live, local competition experiences for young gamers and to promote healthy gaming habits in our communities. There will be a Winter and a Spring 2019 IGNITE, so this isn’t a one-off! Over time, is our goal for IGNITE to become the premier showcase of amateur talent in the DMV area and be a launching pad for those interested in pursuing esports at the next level.

How it Works: Competitors can sign up as a team, a group, or an individual. Our goal is to put together as many teams as possible before the start of the tournament so teams can practice together, so registering early is important. Each team will be assigned a Game Gym or Stevenson University staff member that will act as the team’s coach. During the month before the competition, teams will work with their coaches to develop strategies and discuss competition preparation. On competition day, teams will arrive, coaches will lead warm up, and we will light this fire.

For those not competing in the main event, we will have a free play area sponsored by Esports Fair Play and presenters on careers in the gaming industry, healthy gaming habits, and information on collegiate esports including information about Stevenson University.

All teams must consist of members who are 18 or under, are not in college, and are of amateur status.

Interested in sponsoring or volunteering for IGNITE? Send us an email to TheGameGymEsports@gmail.com to get involved. 


Who: YOU!

Where: Stevenson University Esports Suite – 100 Campus Cir, Owings Mills, MD 21117 – Garrison Hall North Room 115

When: December 8th – Warm-ups begin at 10:00 AM. Competition begins at 12:00 PM.

Fee: $20 per entry (Teams that enter pay per person)

Prizes: Our grand prize is a meet and greet with our hometown professional esports team, Wizards DG! The winners of our LoL and OW tournaments will receive a walkthrough of the Wizards DG practice facility and a chance to meet and ask questions to real, local esports pros.

Each winner will also be rewarded 2500 bits from Twitch straight to their Twitch accounts to use on their favorite streamers!

Registration: Go here to register: https://battlefy.com/the-game-gym And here to complete payment: https://gamegym.ticketspice.com/ignite

(If you have any issues with registration, shoot us an email to TheGameGymEsports@gmail.com and we will be happy to help!)


9:30 AM – Venue Opens

10:00 AM – Warm-ups begin in Competition Room

10:30 AM – Presenters begin in Conference Hall (ends at 12:00)

12:00 PM – Competition Begins

6:00 PM – Competition Ends

*More details will be added to the schedule as the event draws closer

Thank you to our sponsors!