Triple Crown - Spring Summit 2021

Another Fantastic Charity Event is in the Books – The DMV’s Spring Summit 2021 was a huge success, and we “leveled up” in every category!

  • 13 Partners
  • 14 compelling and informative presentations and panel discussions
  • 5 tournaments, including end-of-season championships for the District Esports League and the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference
  • $6,500.00 in total prize money, plus tons of great gear from HyperX
  • Three action-packed days, presented by Events DC and supported by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
  • More than $22,000.00 total raised for the Extra Life Foundation across our first three events
  • One Incredible Spring Summit!

Thank you to everyone who supported the third “jewel” in our Triple Crown
– the DMV’s Spring Summit 2021.

The numbers speak for themselves, and the quality of competition and education/entertainment content was our best ever!

If you missed it, all event content will be posted shortly to social media and Twitch – find us and friend us/follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Register now for free to receive advance information about
the DMV’s Summer Bash, to be held August, 2021!

Spring Summit Online Charity Event | May 14-16

All Tournaments, All Presentations, and All Panels are Online and 100% Free!

About The Spring Summit

Tournaments

Virtual Career Fair | May 20, 2021

Building on the success of the Summer Bash and the Winter Games, Game Gym is pleased to announce the next jewel in our “Triple Crown,” a year-round slate of three online charity events, all benefiting Children’s National Hospital and the Extra Life Foundation. The Triple Crown is comprised of the DMV’s Winter Games, the DMV’s Spring Summit and the DMV’s Summer Bash.

We’ve added more partners to support the event, more great education and entertainment content, more thrilling competitions, more prize money and a career fair for entry-level professionals. The DMV’s Spring Summit is an online celebration of esports for kids, parents, and gamers of all ages, and will include the end-of season competitions for the District Esports League and the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference. The Spring Summit will feature educational and entertainment panels each afternoon and competitions throughout the weekend in a variety of different esports.

The 2020 Triple Crown Events (Summer Bash and Winter Games) raised more than $17,000.00 for the Extra Life Foundation. Our goal is to exceed this amount in 2021 for Children’s National, while bringing awareness to the esports opportunities here in the DMV.  And, from this point forward, all money raised for the Extra Life Foundation will be used to fund research using video games to assist in rehabilitation programs for children.

Presented by

Events DC

Events DC is pleased to continue their partnership with the Game Gym as the lead sponsor of the DMV’s Spring Summit 2021.

Supported by

Northern Virginia | Launch Your Career Here

In conjunction with The DMV’s Spring Summit 2021, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is proud to present a virtual career fair for entry-level professionals on May 20.

Extra Life

Spring Summit Registration

Donate, Play in Championship Games and Win Prizes

Extra Life

Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $70 million for sick and injured kids.

All money raised through the DMV’s Spring Summit 2021

Used to Fund Video Game Research
to Assist in Children’s Rehabilitation Programs

Spring Summit Schedule
Education & Tournaments
Learn More About Our Speakers

Game Gym Broadcasts

Starts Sunday at 12 PM EDT

Watch Live!

Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Broadcast

Starts Sunday at 12 PM EDT

Watch Live!

Friday, May 14 (more info)
GAME GYM BROADCASTS

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM EDT

Spring Summit Kick off Show

5:00 PM

District Esports League
Rocket League 2v2 Championship Finals

All Rounds

Saturday, May 15 (more info)
GAME GYM BROADCASTS

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

Interactive Interviews

12:00 | Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Gaming
Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO, Women in Gaming

12:30 | Where Esports and Creativity Overlap
Johnny Ward, CEO, Damage Esports Agency

1:00 | Closing the Digital Learning Gap
Nick Schiner, Project Director, Digital Promise

1:45 | It’s Time to Focus…On Your Eye Health
Bryan Reedy, CEO, Gamer Advantage

2:15 | Launch Your Career in Northern Virginia
Mike Batt, Director of Talent Initiative, FCDEA

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Discussions

3:00 | Rethinking Mental Health and Gaming

  • Dr. Sarah Hays, Vice President, Queer Women of Esports
  • Dr. Kelli Dunlap, Community Manager, Take This

4:00 | The Value of Collegiate Esports

  • Russ Hamer, Director of Esports, Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Lauren Long, Executive Director, Student Involvement, George Mason University
  • Mark Winkel, Esports Coordinator, Howard Community College

5:00 PM – Stream Starts

District Esports League Ultimate Smash Bros. 1v1 Championship

All Rounds

Sunday, May 16 (more info)
GAME GYM BROADCASTS

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Interactive Interviews

12:00 | Bridging The Gap Between High School and Collegiate Esports
Rick Suarez, Managing Director, StayPluggedIn

12:30 | Building Inclusivity and Opportunity Through Community
Keisha Howard, CEO, Sugar Gamers

1:00 | Creating the “LinkedIn” For Gamers
Patrick Klein, Chief Strategy Officer, eFuse

1:45 | Talking Esports with Professional Host
Katie Bedford, Esports Host

2:15 | Move over Silicon Valley, Here comes Fairfax County
John Blair, Assistant Director of National Business Investment, FCDEA

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Discussions

3:00 | Entrepreneurship and New Opportunities in Gaming and Tech

  • Tommy Luginbill, Director, Techport Business Incubator
  • Sammy Popat, Ecosystem Builder, University of Maryland

4:00 | Formation of the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference

  • Neil Johnson, Director of Esports, Events DC
  • Evan Shubin, COO, Game Gym
  • Joey Gawrysiak, Director and Associate Professor of Esports, Shenandoah University

5:00 PM

Game Gym Hosting MAEC Tournament

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Grand Finals

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Break

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Continuation: MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Grand Finals

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Break

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Continuation: MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Grand Finals

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Break

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Continuation: MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Break

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Continuation: MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

MAEC Overwatch Grand Finals

Best of 7

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM – 7:00 PM

MAEC League of Legends Semi Finals

Best of 3

MAEC League of Legends Grand Finals

Best of 5

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Break

7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

MAEC Rocket League RED Division Finals (third place match)
MAEC Rocket League BLUE Division Finals
(third place match)

Best of 5

9:00 PM – 10:45 PM

MAEC Rocket League Championship: RED Division Winner vs. BLUE Division Winner

10:45 PM – 11:15 PM

Closing Remarks: Greg O’Dell

Tournaments Details

You can still qualify for the Spring Summit!

Game Gym's Step Up Series
FREE REGISTRATION!
1) Play in our 4 Qualifying Tournaments to Earn Points 2) Rank in the Top 16
3) Advance to the DEL Championships!

DEL Rocket League 2v2 Championship
Friday, May 14
Presented by Events DC
★ Prize Pool: $1,000 + HyperX Gear ★

Register for a Qualifying Tournaments

DEL Ultimate Smash Bros. Championship
Saturday, May 15
Presented by Events DC
★ $1,000 + HyperX Gear ★

Register for Qualifying Tournament #3 – April 24

Register for Qualifying Tournament #4 – May 8

Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference
Co-Founded by Game Gym and Events DC
Only Colleges & Universities Esports Team who are members participate in the MAEC Championships.

More Information at maec.gg

Saturday, May 15
MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament
All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

Sunday, May 16
MAEC League of Legends Semi Finals
Best of 3

Sunday, May 16
MAEC League of Legends Grand Finals
Best of 5

★ Prize Pool: $1,000 ★

Friday, May 14
MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament
All Rounds Except Grand Finals

Saturday, May 15
MAEC Overwatch Grand Finals
Best of 7

★ Prize Pool: $500 ★

Sunday, May 16
MAEC Rocket League RED Division Finals
Third place match | Best of 5

Sunday, May 16
MAEC Rocket League BLUE Division Finals
Third place match | Best of 7

Sunday, May 16
MAEC Rocket League Championship:
RED Division Winner vs. BLUE Division Winner

★ Prize Pool: $2,500 + Top 4 Winners HyperX Earbuds ★

Virtual Career Fair

Northern Virginia | Launch Your Career Here

For Entry-Level Professionals

If you are a young professional or a recent (or soon-to-be) college graduate looking to launch your career at a leading company in your field, you’ve come to the right place.

When: May 20th, 2021 from 1-4pm ET. Stay for as long or as little as you would like!
Who: Recent college graduates and early-career professionals
Where: Wherever you have WiFi to access Brazen
Cost: Oh, did we mention this is free to attend?

Spring Summit 2021 Presented by

Events DC

Spring Summit 2021 Supported by

Northern Virginia | Launch Your Career Here

Spring Summit 2021 Powered by

Game Gym

VYSA Gaming

University of Maryland | Discovery District

Justice League

Esports Fair Play

Wizards District Gaming

Gamer Advantage

HyperX

MedStar Health

Department of Parks and Recreation

Spring Summit Online Charity Event | May 14-16

All Tournaments, All Presentations, and All Panels are Online and 100% Free!

About The Spring Summit

Tournaments

Virtual Career Fair | May 20, 2021

Building on the success of the Summer Bash and the Winter Games, Game Gym is pleased to announce the next jewel in our “Triple Crown,” a year-round slate of three online charity events, all benefiting Children’s National Hospital and the Extra Life Foundation. The Triple Crown is comprised of the DMV’s Winter Games, the DMV’s Spring Summit and the DMV’s Summer Bash.

We’ve added more partners to support the event, more great education and entertainment content, more thrilling competitions, more prize money and a career fair for entry-level professionals. The DMV’s Spring Summit is an online celebration of esports for kids, parents, and gamers of all ages, and will include the end-of season competitions for the District Esports League and the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference. The Spring Summit will feature educational and entertainment panels each afternoon and competitions throughout the weekend in a variety of different esports.

The 2020 Triple Crown Events (Summer Bash and Winter Games) raised more than $17,000.00 for the Extra Life Foundation. Our goal is to exceed this amount in 2021 for Children’s National, while bringing awareness to the esports opportunities here in the DMV.  And, from this point forward, all money raised for the Extra Life Foundation will be used to fund research using video games to assist in rehabilitation programs for children.

Presented by

Events DC

Events DC is pleased to continue their partnership with the Game Gym as the lead sponsor of the DMV’s Spring Summit 2021.

Supported by

Northern Virginia | Launch Your Career Here

In conjunction with The DMV’s Spring Summit 2021, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is proud to present a virtual career fair for entry-level professionals on May 20.

Extra Life

Spring Summit Registration

Donate, Play in Championship Games and Win Prizes

Extra Life

Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $70 million for sick and injured kids.

All money raised through the DMV’s Spring Summit 2021

Used to Fund Video Game Research
to Assist in Children’s Rehabilitation Programs

Spring Summit Schedule
Education & Tournaments
Learn More About Our Speakers

Game Gym Broadcasts

Starts Sunday at 12 PM EDT

Watch Live!

Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Broadcast

Starts Sunday at 12 PM EDT

Watch Live!

Friday, May 14 (more info)
GAME GYM BROADCASTS

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM EDT

Spring Summit Kick off Show

5:00 PM

District Esports League
Rocket League 2v2 Championship Finals

All Rounds

Saturday, May 15 (more info)
GAME GYM BROADCASTS

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

Interactive Interviews

12:00 | Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Gaming
Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO, Women in Gaming

12:30 | Where Esports and Creativity Overlap
Johnny Ward, CEO, Damage Esports Agency

1:00 | Closing the Digital Learning Gap
Nick Schiner, Project Director, Digital Promise

1:45 | It’s Time to Focus…On Your Eye Health
Bryan Reedy, CEO, Gamer Advantage

2:15 | Launch Your Career in Northern Virginia
Mike Batt, Director of Talent Initiative, FCDEA

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Discussions

3:00 | Rethinking Mental Health and Gaming

  • Dr. Sarah Hays, Vice President, Queer Women of Esports
  • Dr. Kelli Dunlap, Community Manager, Take This

4:00 | The Value of Collegiate Esports

  • Russ Hamer, Director of Esports, Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Lauren Long, Executive Director, Student Involvement, George Mason University
  • Mark Winkel, Esports Coordinator, Howard Community College

5:00 PM – Stream Starts

District Esports League Ultimate Smash Bros. 1v1 Championship

All Rounds

Sunday, May 16 (more info)
GAME GYM BROADCASTS

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Interactive Interviews

12:00 | Bridging The Gap Between High School and Collegiate Esports
Rick Suarez, Managing Director, StayPluggedIn

12:30 | Building Inclusivity and Opportunity Through Community
Keisha Howard, CEO, Sugar Gamers

1:00 | Creating the “LinkedIn” For Gamers
Patrick Klein, Chief Strategy Officer, eFuse

1:45 | Talking Esports with Professional Host
Katie Bedford, Esports Host

2:15 | Move over Silicon Valley, Here comes Fairfax County
John Blair, Assistant Director of National Business Investment, FCDEA

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Discussions

3:00 | Entrepreneurship and New Opportunities in Gaming and Tech

  • Tommy Luginbill, Director, Techport Business Incubator
  • Sammy Popat, Ecosystem Builder, University of Maryland

4:00 | Formation of the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference

  • Neil Johnson, Director of Esports, Events DC
  • Evan Shubin, COO, Game Gym
  • Joey Gawrysiak, Director and Associate Professor of Esports, Shenandoah University

5:00 PM

Game Gym Hosting MAEC Tournament

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Grand Finals

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Break

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Continuation: MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Grand Finals

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Break

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Continuation: MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Grand Finals

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Break

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Continuation: MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Break

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Continuation: MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament

All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

MAEC Overwatch Grand Finals

Best of 7

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM – 7:00 PM

MAEC League of Legends Semi Finals

Best of 3

MAEC League of Legends Grand Finals

Best of 5

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Break

7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

MAEC Rocket League RED Division Finals (third place match)
MAEC Rocket League BLUE Division Finals
(third place match)

Best of 5

9:00 PM – 10:45 PM

MAEC Rocket League Championship: RED Division Winner vs. BLUE Division Winner

10:45 PM – 11:15 PM

Closing Remarks: Greg O’Dell

Tournaments Details

You can still qualify for the Spring Summit!

Game Gym's Step Up Series
FREE REGISTRATION!
1) Play in our 4 Qualifying Tournaments to Earn Points 2) Rank in the Top 16
3) Advance to the DEL Championships!

DEL Rocket League 2v2 Championship
Friday, May 14
Presented by Events DC
★ Prize Pool: $1,000 + HyperX Gear ★

Register for a Qualifying Tournaments

DEL Ultimate Smash Bros. Championship
Saturday, May 15
Presented by Events DC
★ $1,000 + HyperX Gear ★

Register for Qualifying Tournament #3 – April 24

Register for Qualifying Tournament #4 – May 8

Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference
Co-Founded by Game Gym and Events DC
Only Colleges & Universities Esports Team who are members participate in the MAEC Championships.

More Information at maec.gg

Saturday, May 15
MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament
All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

Sunday, May 16
MAEC League of Legends Semi Finals
Best of 3

Sunday, May 16
MAEC League of Legends Grand Finals
Best of 5

★ Prize Pool: $1,000 ★

Friday, May 14
MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament
All Rounds Except Grand Finals

Saturday, May 15
MAEC Overwatch Grand Finals
Best of 7

★ Prize Pool: $500 ★

Sunday, May 16
MAEC Rocket League RED Division Finals
Third place match | Best of 5

Sunday, May 16
MAEC Rocket League BLUE Division Finals
Third place match | Best of 7

Sunday, May 16
MAEC Rocket League Championship:
RED Division Winner vs. BLUE Division Winner

★ Prize Pool: $2,500 + Top 4 Winners HyperX Earbuds ★

Virtual Career Fair

Northern Virginia | Launch Your Career Here

For Entry-Level Professionals

If you are a young professional or a recent (or soon-to-be) college graduate looking to launch your career at a leading company in your field, you’ve come to the right place.

When: May 20th, 2021 from 1-4pm ET. Stay for as long or as little as you would like!
Who: Recent college graduates and early-career professionals
Where: Wherever you have WiFi to access Brazen
Cost: Oh, did we mention this is free to attend?

Spring Summit 2021 Presented by

Events DC

Spring Summit 2021 Supported by

Northern Virginia | Launch Your Career Here

Spring Summit 2021 Powered by

Game Gym

VYSA Gaming

University of Maryland | Discovery District

Justice League

Esports Fair Play

Wizards District Gaming

Gamer Advantage

HyperX

MedStar Health

Department of Parks and Recreation