The DMV'S End of Summer Bash

We promised, and the DMV delivered!

  • 10 Partners
  • 9 Presentations and Interactive Interviews
  • 4 Panel Discussions with Industry Leaders
  • 4 Tournaments
  • $2,500.00 in guaranteed prize money
  • Three action-packed days, presented by Events DC
  • More than $11,000.00 donated to the Extra Life Foundation!
  • One Incredible End of the Summer Bash!

Thank you to everyone who made
our first DMV’s End of the Summer Bash a HUGE success!

The numbers speak for themselves, and the quality of competition
and education/entertainment content was outstanding!
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Register now for advance information about
the DMV’s Winter Bash, to be held December 4-6, 2020 – it’s free!
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About The Bash

Watch Live!


The premier esports organizations in the DMV have teamed up to raise money for the Extra Life Foundation and Children’s National here in DC! 

The DMV’s End of Summer Bash is an online celebration of esports and will be the culmination of Game Gym’s summer-long Step Up tournament series. The Bash will feature educational and entertainment panels during the day and a variety of tournaments in the evening. 

Our goal is to raise $25,000 for Children’s National while bringing awareness to the esports opportunities here in the DMV.

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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 USD for sick and injured kids.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raise funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

Extra Life

End of Summer Bash Prizes

Friday
August 21st
Extra Life

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM | Rocket League Bracket Drawings
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM | End of Summer Bash: Jackbox Edition
Arnie Niekamp, Writer/Director at Jackbox Games
6:00 PM – End | Overwatch 1v1 Battle

Saturday
August 22nd
Extra Life

10:00 AM – 11:45 PM | Presentations and Interactive Interviews
10:00 AM ▸ ShockRods: Something Old, Something New, Something Awesome.
Alex Watts, Community Manager, ShockRods
10:15 AM ▸ Preview: OcuClips
Mohil Gupta, Founder, OcuClips
10:30 AM ▸ The MetaVerse: Multiplayer VR and the Internet’s Next Evolution
Winston Matthews, Founder & CEO, WinWorld Games
11:00 AM ▸ How Do You Break Into The Esports Industry?
Jared Wynne, Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief, WIN
11:15 AM ▸ How to Get Involved in Content Creation for Gaming
Stella Chung, Host and Producer, IGN
11:30 AM ▸ Do You Have What it Takes?: Collegiate Esports
Dylan Liu, Founder, UConnect Esports
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | How We’ll Increase Diversity in Esports
Dana Rodriguez, Senior Manager of Marketing and Esports, VYSA
Laveen Daryani, Esports Business Operations Manager, Washington Justice
Olivia Richman, Staff Writer, WIN
Neil Johnson, Director, Events DC
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | Esports – Growth as a Valid Extracurricular
Lindsay Brown, PlayVS
Dr. Lindsey Migliore – GamerDoc
 ▸ Carl Daubert, Performance Coach
2:00 PM – End | Rocket League 2v2 Tournament Present by Events DC
Cast by OTN
More details below

Sunday
August 23rd
Extra Life

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | Presentations and Interactive Interviews
10:00 AM ▸ PlayVS – The Official High School Esports League
Drew Michaelis (PlayVS)
10:15 AM ▸ Varsity Collegiate Esports and You!
Russ Hamer, Mount St. Mary’s University
10:30 AM ▸ A Conversation with Luke Thompson
Luke Thompson, Head of Esports, ReedPOP
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | Growing Up as a Pro: Esports Edition
Kim Meltzer, CEO, Destination Esports
Zio, Former World Champion, Vain Glory
NRG jnstn., Pro RL Player, NRG Esports
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Local Leaders in Esports: The DMV Bands Together!
Josh Hafkin, Founder & CEO, Game Gym
Grant Paranjape, Vice President of Esports Business, Washington Justice
Andrew McNeill, Director of Esports, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Neil Johnson, Director, Events DC
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | FIFA/World Cup 2026 Showcase Presented by Events DC
Neil Johnson, Director, Events DC
Sebastian Salazar, ESPN FC
Bill Hamid, DC United
2:00 PM – End | Valorant 5v5 Tournament
Cast by OTN
More details below

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Tournaments Details

End of Summer Bash Prizes

Kick Off The Bash!
Overwatch 1v1 Battle – Friday, August 21
Prize Pool $300 ★ Cloud Stinger Headset
1st place winner 70% + headset ★ 2nd place winner 20% ★ 3rd place winner 10%

Register & Tournament Details

2v2 Rocket League Presented by Events DC
Saturday, August 22

Cast by OTN
Prize Pool $500 ★ Cloud Stinger Headset
1st place winner 70% + headset ★ 2nd place winner 20% ★ 3rd place winner 10%

There will be a bracket placement drawing on Friday night on broadcast live Twitch.

Register & Tournament Details

Valorant 5v5 Tournament
Sunday, August 23

Prize Pool $800 ★ Alloy Origins Keyboard
1st place winner 70% + keyboard ★ 2nd place winner 20% ★ 3rd place winner 10%

Register & Tournament Details

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Bash Presented By

Events DC

Bash Powered By

OTN

VYSA Gaming

Game Gym

Justice League

Esports Fair Play

Wizards District Gaming

HyperX