The DMV'S End of Summer Bash

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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.

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

Bash Schedule

Friday
August 21st
Extra Life

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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

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10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Presentations and Interactive Interviews
ShockRods: Something Old, Something New, Something Awesome.
Alex Watts, Creative Director, ShockRods
Preview: OcuClips
Mohil Gupta, Founder, OcuClips
How Do You Break Into The Esports Industry?
Jared Wynne, Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief, WIN
How to Get Involved in Content Creation for Gaming
Stella Chung, Host and Producer, IGN
Do You Have What it Takes?: Collegiate Esports
Dylan Liu, Founder, UConnect Esports
12:00 PM – 1:00 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 – 2:00 PM | Esports – Growth as a Valid Extracurricular
Lindsay Brown, PlayVS
Linsday Migliore, TheGamerDoc
Carl Daubert, Performance Coach
2:00 PM – End | Rocket League 2v2 Tournament Present by Events DC
Cast by OTN
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Sunday
August 23rd
Extra Life

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10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | Presentations and Interactive Interviews
PlayVS – The Official High School Esports League
Drew Michaelis (PlayVS)
Varsity Collegiate Esports and You!
Russ Hamer, Mount St. Mary’s University
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 – 1:00 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 – 2:00 PM | FIFA/World Cup 2026 Showcase Presented by Events DC
2:00 PM – End | Valorant 5v5 Tournament
Cast by OTN
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Tournaments Details

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%

  • Open to all
  • Capped at 64 entrants
  • Free entry
  • Heroes: Widowmaker, Hanzo, Ashe
  • 1st to 5 wins best 2 of 3 maps
  • Broadcast and casted live on Twitch

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%

Open to All! There will be a bracket placement drawing on Friday night on broadcast live Twitch.

July 11th Event Winners!

Organized by Esports Fairplay

Team: Operation Elie
CornTie and OpTic Elephant

Team: Psycho Titans
Lemden and Ant

July 25th Event Winners!

Organized by Game Gym

Team: RVZN Esports
FB.GG/Friskywombats and Seido

Team: Breeks
Laluss19 and Wigglesforprez

August 2nd Event Winners!

Organized by Game Gym

Team: Red Gibbon Esports
MooreeStyle and Dante_DNA

Team: NocturnaL
Dazen#2183 and Zombie

August 8th Event Winners!

Organized by Game Gym

Team: Reciprobably
Chappztick and Reaps

Team: Furyans
Orbiit_73 and DiegoAguilar7

Gameplay Settings – All Tournaments!

  • Stadium: Champions Field
  • Game Mode: Soccar
  • Team Colors: Blue vs Orange
  • Bot Difficulty: No Bots, No Mutators

Format Qualifiers

  • Free entry
  • 2v2
  • Single game elimination bo3
  • Finals bo5

End of Summer Bash Tournament Details

  • 2v2
  • 28 Team Cap
  • Top 2 teams advance from qualifiers (8)
  • Winner of qualifiers gets first round bye free
  • Second place of qualifiers gets free entry
  • Register on Battlefy
  • Double elimination bo3
  • Bo3 for for all rounds except grands which will be Bo5
  • Broadcast and casted live on Twitch

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%

  • Free entry
  • Capped at 32 teams
  • Bo1 for early rounds
  • Bo3 for Semis and Finals
  • Broadcast and casted live on Twitch

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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