Tri[ple Crown Online Charity Event
Summer Bash Poster

Thanks to everyone who made the Summer Bash 2021 our best charity event yet!

  • 14 thought-provoking and compelling presentations and panel discussions
  • 13 partners
  • $2,000.00 in total prize money, plus tons of great gear from HyperX
  • Two action-packed days, presented by Events DC
  • One thrilling tournament — the first Summer Bash Smash — including a live “elite eight” championship day on Sunday at Game Gym HQ in Rockville, Maryland
  • More than $9,000 raised this year so far, and more than $26,000 total raised since 2020 for Children’s National Hospital, funding research using video games to assist in rehabilitation programs for children.
  • One fantastic Summer Bash 2021!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Triple Crown
– the Summer Bash 2022.

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 TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

Register now for free to receive advance information about
the Winter Games, to be held December 2022!

Summer Bash

All Competitions, All Presentations, and All Panels are Streamed on Twitch and 100% Free!

About Summer Bash

2021 Summer Bash Education
Summer Bash
Summer Bash Competition

Building on the success of the Spring Summit 2021, the Winter Games 2020 and the Summer Bash 2020, Game Gym is pleased to announce The DMV’s Summer Bash 2021, 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’ve added more partners to support the event, more great education and entertainment content, more thrilling competitions, and more prizes! The DMV’s Summer Bash is an online celebration of esports for kids, parents, and gamers of all ages, and will include the Summer Bash Smash competition and a Minecraft Adventure Competition. The Summer Bash will feature educational and entertainment panels each afternoon and competitions throughout the weekend in a variety of different esports.

The three 2020-2021 Triple Crown Events so far have raised more than $22,000.00 for the Children’s National Extra Life Foundation. 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.

100% Free!
Summer Bash Prizes
Benefit Children's National

Children’s National is one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation. All money raised through the DMV’s Summer Bash 2021 will fund research by Dr. Kevin Cleary that involves using video games to help kids with Cerebral Palsy improve their motor skills.

Summer Bash Schedule

Education & Competitions

Streamed on Twitch

Live Broadcasts on
Saturday, August 21 & Sunday, August 22

Watch Live!


Saturday, August 21

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

Interactive Interviews

12:00 | Kickoff Show
Josh Hafkin, CEO & Co-Founder of Game Gym & Maya Kushner, Host

1:00 | The Story of C.O.P.E., The Coalition for Parents in Esports
Shea Williams, Executive Director & Chris Spikoski, Managing Director
C.O.P.E – Coalition for Parents In Esports

1:45 | How TOing helped me learn more about myself and others
Pat Valdez, Founder, Esports Fair Play

2:15 | Esports the Breezy Way
TK Breezy, Esports Commentator

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Discussions

3:00 | TOing During a Pandemic

  • Vanilla, Tournament Organizer – JTS

4:00 | How Games Change Lives at Children’s National Hospital

  • Dr. Kevin Cleary, Children’s National Hospital
  • Josh Hafkin, CEO & Co-Founder of Game Gym

5:00 PM – Stream Starts

Summer Bash Smash Championship

Online Phase: top 8 winners play on Sunday, 8/21 at Game Gym HQ in North Bethesda, MD for cash prizes and HyperX gear

Sunday, August 22

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Interactive Interviews

12:00 | Building the Washington Justice Community Through Content
Jake Brodsky, Digital Content Producer, Washington Justice

12:30 | Establishing the Path to Collegiate Esports
Kyle Taylor, Director of Player Development, StayPluggedIn

1:00 | The Joys and Challenges of Full-Time Streaming
BB_XH, Esports Host & Twitch Partner

1:45 | Production, Esports and NPC’s
Bryan “NPC” Shanafelt, Freelance producer/caster and streamer

2:15 | To Worlds and Back, the Journey of League of Legends Coach Alex “Abaxail” Haibel
Abaxial, Professional League of Legends Coach

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM


3:00 | Exploring Snapchat’s Esports Efforts
Sam Rouan, Snapchat Esports

3:30 | Pulling Back the Curtain on Esports Production
Chris Lessard, Managing Director, Monkey Bubble

4:00 | Super Smash Con
Justin Wykowski, Founder, Super Smash Con

5:00 PM

Game Gym Hosting Summer Bash Smash Championship

Top 8 online winners play at the Game Gym HQ’s in North Bethesda, MD for cash prizes and HyperX Gear

Competition Details

Summer Bash Smash

Presented by Events DC


Prize Pool

$2,000 Cash Prize + HyperX Gear

Top 8 Winners’ Breakdown

Winners Percentage Prize Pool $
1st Place 50% $1,000
2nd Place 20% $400
3rd Place 13% $260
4th Place 7% $140
5th Place 3% $60
6th Place 3% $60
7th Place 2% $40
8th Place 2% $40

Summer Bash Smash is open to residents of DC, MD, and VA and will take place August 21-22 in conjunction with Game Gym’s Summer Bash.

Summer Bash Smash is a hybrid, online/offline smash tournament with the early rounds taking place online and streamed live via the Game Gym’s channel. Top-8 will be played live at Game Gym with a best-of-five matchup for each top-8 match and a best-of-five Grand Final.

It’s our goal to showcase the incredible talent in the DC-metro region and support our local scene. Hope you are ready to rep your state and crown a DMV Summer Bash Smash Champion!

Event Details


1) Online Phase: Saturday, August 21st @ 5:00 PM

2) Top 8 Winners: Sunday, August 22nd @5:00 PM


1) Online Phase: register at

2) Top 8 Winners:  Play at Game Gym HQ in North Bethesda, MD

Summer Bash 2022 Presented by

Events DC

Summer Bash 2022 Powered by

Game Gym
VYSA Gaming
University of Maryland | Discovery District
Justice League
Esports Fair Play
Wizards District Gaming
Gamer Advantage
MedStar Health
Department of Parks and Recreation