Thanks to everyone who made the Spring Summit 2022 our best charity event yet!
- $36,618+ total raised since 2021 for Children’s National Hospital, funding research using video games to assist in rehabilitation programs for children.
- 8 thought-provoking and compelling presentations and panel discussions.
- 7 great “powered-by” partners.
- $3,000.00 in total prize money, plus tons of great gear from HyperX.
- 2 thrilling end of season championship tournaments for the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference, in League of Legends and Rocket League.
- 2 action-packed days, presented by Game Gym. 1
- outstanding Spring Summit 2022 event!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Triple Crown
– the Spring Summit 2022.
The numbers speak for themselves, and the quality of competition and education/entertainment content was our best ever!
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About Spring Summit
Building on the success of our Triple Crown events, which started in 2020, Game Gym is pleased to announce The DMV’s Spring Summit 2022, to be held April 2-3. The Spring Summit is the next jewel in our “Triple Crown,” a year-round slate of three online charity events, all benefiting Children’s National Hospital. The Triple Crown is comprised of the Spring Summit, the Summer Bash, and the Winter Games.
We have many partners to support the event, outstanding education and entertainment content, thrilling competitions, and lots of prizes! The Winter Games is an online celebration of esports for kids, parents, and gamers of all ages, and will include the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference (MAEC) championships for League of Legends and Rocket League. The Spring Summit will feature educational and entertainment panels and competitions throughout the weekend.
The five 2020-2021 Triple Crown Events raised more than $28,000.00 for the Children’s National Hospital. Our goal is to continue to support Children’s National, while bringing awareness to the esports opportunities here in the DMV. And, from this point forward, all money raised for Children’s National will be used to fund research using video games to assist in rehabilitation programs for children.
Children’s National is one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation. All money raised through the DMV’s Spring Summit 2022 will fund research by Dr. Kevin Cleary that involves using video games to help kids with Cerebral Palsy improve their motor skills.
Spring Summit Schedule
Education, Competition & Support Children’s National
Streamed on Twitch
GAME GYM BROADCASTS
Saturday, April 2
Starts at 1 PM EST
League of Legends All Star Game
Interactive Interviews & Panel Discussions
- Dr. Cleary’s Journey into Game Base Research
- Pre-Championship MAEC Interviews with Byron Hinson, Graduate Assistant for Esports and Max Wood, eEports Coordinator from of Univ. of North America
More Guest Speakers
A variety of interactive interviews between matches
3:00 PM *Championship Starts*
Season 3 MAEC League of Legends Finals
Maximum of 5 games
Post Championship Interviews: Coaches & Players
Sunday, April 3
Starts at 12 PM EST
12:00 PM *Championships Starts*
Season 3 MAEC Rocket League Playoffs & Finals
A variety of interactive interviews between Challenger and Capital Divisions rounds
Challenger Division (lower)
12:00 PM | Rounds 1 & 2
1:15 PM | Rounds 3 to 5
2:45 PM | Round 6
Capital Division (upper)
3:30 PM | Rounds 1 & 2
4:45 PM | Rounds 3 to 5
6:45 PM | Round 6
The program for Saturday and Sunday are broadcasted on Twitch in the order described for each day. The start times for each section are estimates due to the uncertainty of the length of each match.
Tune in to Watch Interactive Interviews & Panel Discussions
Sessions will be broadcast on our twitch channels on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. See schedule above for more details.
Dr. Kevin Cleary
Technical Director of Bioengineering at Children’s National Medical Center
Dr. Cleary’s Journey into Game Base Research
Dr. Cleary from Children’s National Hospital discusses his background and journey and give us insight into his game-based research and PEDBOT.
Byron Hinson, Graduate Assistant for Esports at University of North America
Max Wood, Esports Coorinator at University of North America
Pre-Championship MAEC Interviews
Listen in as we are joined by the directors of the top two teams in the MAEC join us to talk about their seasons, strategies, and maybe a little trash talk.
Director of Esports and Gaming at Mount Saint Mary’s University
The Mount’s Moment with Russ Hamer
Russ Hamer lays out what’s next for The Mount and what competitions they have coming up next, along with projects he’s been working on.
Director and Associate Professor of Esports at Shanandoah University
Shenandoah’s Success Story
Joey Gawrsiak joins us to share insights on collegiate esports as a whole, and give his thoughts on the MAEC, the academic side of esports, and what’s next for his Hornets.
Executive Director, Student Involvement at George Mason University
George Mason’s Plans for Success with Lauren Long
Director Lauren Long talks to us about George Mason University’s recent winning hot-streak in Rocket League and how the team plans for success.
Grant Deppen, Assistant Director of Intramural Sports and Esports
Assistant Director of Intramural Sports and Esports at Old Dominion University
ODU’s Esport Championship Success
Grant Deppen from Old Dominion University speaks to us about the upcoming championship game and shows the steps to ODU’s success.
Host of Meta Woman Podcast
Creating a More Equitable Space with Lindsay
Lindsay Poss jumps in to talk to us about the Meta Woman Podcast and the industry efforts occurring to make gaming a more equitable space.
Esports Coordinator at University of North America
Becoming an Overnight Powerhouse with Max Wood
Max Woods talks to us about the success of University of North America’s esports organization and how they’ve improved throughout the MAEC.
Season 3 Spring 2022
League of League
Groups A & B
Prizes – $1,500 + HyperX Gear
Winner of the MAEC Championship gets an automatic bid to the CLoL Championship!
Round of 32: April 23 – 24
Round of 16: Apr 30 – May 1
Top 8: TBD, Early June
Playoffs & Finals
Challenger Division Prize – HyperX Gear
Capital Division Prize – $1,500