Winter Games 2022 | Dec. 3-4

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

Winter Games Educational Sessions
Winter Games 2022 Online Charity Event
MAEC Championships

Building on the success of our past events, starting in 2020, Game Gym is pleased to announce The DMV’s Winter Games 2022, 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 a celebration of esports for kids, parents, and gamers of all ages, with everything broadcast on twitch.  Again this year, the Winter Games will feature the end-of-season Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference (MAEC) championship tournaments, with our 12 member schools competing for the crown in League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, and Rocket League. For the first time, the semifinal and championship matches in each title will be held live at Shenandoah University, and broadcast on twitch. The Winter Games will feature educational and entertainment panels and competitions throughout the weekend.

To date, we’ve raised more than $36,000.00 for the Children’s National Hospital, while bringing awareness to the esports opportunities here in the DMV. Since last year, all money raised by Game Gym for Children’s National will be used to fund research using video games to assist in rehabilitation programs for children.

Winter Games 2022 | Donate to Children's National
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Benefiting Children's National
Children’s National is one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation.  All money raised through the Winter Games 2022 will fund research by Dr. Kevin Cleary that involves using video games to help kids with Cerebral Palsy improve their motor skills.

Winter Games Schedule

Education & MAEC Championships

Throughout our two day event, watch the MAEC Championships and Interviews with our MAEC Collegiate members on our MAEC and Game Gym Twitch channels.
Educational sessions will be broadcasted between matches. Key: Broadcast Matches Non-broadcast Matches

Streamed on Twitch
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Live Broadcasts on
Saturday, Dec. 3 & Sunday, Dec. 4

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Saturday, Dec. 3
11:00 AM to 7:30 PM EST

11:00 | Semi-Finals
League of Legends  Round 1
Overwatch Rounds 1 & 2

1:00 | Semi-Finals
League of Legends Round 2

1:30 | 3rd Place
Overwatch

2:00 | Finals
Overwatch

4:00 | Finals & 3rd Place
League of Legends Finals
League of Legends 3rd Place

7:00 | Awards Ceremony
League of Legends
Overwatch

Interviews from our MAEC Collegiate Members
A variety of interviews will be broadcasted between the MAEC matches. Read about the topics.

Key: Broadcast Matches Non-broadcast Matches

Sunday, Dec. 4
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST

11:00 | Semi-Finals
Valorant Round 1
Rocket League Round 1 & 2

12:00 | Semi-Finals
Valorant Round 2

12:30 | Semi-Finals
Rocket League 3rd Place

2:00 | Finals
Rocket League

3:30 | Finals & 3rd Place
Valorant Finals
Valorant 3rd Place

6:30 | Awards Ceremony
Valorant
Rocket League

Interviews from our MAEC Collegiate Members
A variety of interviews will be broadcasted between the MAEC matches. Read about the topics.

Key: Broadcast Matches Non-broadcast Matches

Educational Sessions

Interviews with MAEC Collegiate Members

Mark Winkel​
Head Coach, Esports at Howard Community College

Mark WinkelLeading the pack
Not only is Howard Community College Rocket League Team undefeated in MAEC, the school’s entire esports program is a leader in many ways, including encouraging participation by women athletes and recruitment of high school students.

Russ Hamer​
Director, Esports at Mount Saint Mary’s University

Russ HamerUntapped Parts of an Esports Program
Russ Hamer talks about aspects of collegiate esports programs that are still somewhat rare, like esports minors, and classes that focus on the non-business aspects of what makes a game “good.”

Doug Benedict
Assistant Director, Esports at Radford University

Doug BenedictRadford University Burst onto the the MAEC Scene
Radford University’s esports program is only six months old, and this is their first MAEC, but their are already semi-finalists in two events.

Chris Kumke
Graduate Assistant at George Mason University

Chris KumkeThinking Outside the Box
Chris Kumke talks about GMU’s programs that attract folks to their esports program, from an all-women’s Valorant team, to GMU’s own convention – GAMEmason.

Kyle Dodd
Director, Esports at Bryant and Statton College

Kyle Dodd​Small School, Big Results
Bryant and Statton College may be a junior college on the smaller side of enrollment, but it packs a punch with its esports, with all teams making it to the playoffs in every league the teams are participating in.

Grant Deppen
Assistant Director, Intramural Sports and Esports at Old Dominion University

Grant DeppenEsports at a Large University
Grant Deppen shares what an esports program looks like at a large university, from covering 14 game titles, to having over 12,000 annual uses of the gaming PCs in ODU’s gaming arena. Plus a preview of ODU’s upcoming “Touch the Grass” program for gamers ☺

Lucas Scott
Head Coach, Esports at Randolph College

Lucas ScottSomething for Everyone
Randolph College’s esports space welcomes gamers of all kinds, including enthusiasts of Magic the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh. The program offers flexibility for students to switch games they’d like to compete in between seasons, and try their hand at other aspects of esports, like production and casting. Go WildCats!

Joey Gawrysiak
Director, Esports, Shenandoah University

Joey GawryiakHear from the Hosts
MAEC is finally happening in person, rather than online, and Shenandoah University is hosting! Joey tells about preprations for the event, as well as other aspects of the school’s esports program, such as the esports major.

** Important Event Update **
Please register for email announcement for more details on our educational sessions.

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MAEC Championships

Season 4 |Fall 2022

MAEC Championships Are Live At
Shenandoah University!

Esports Spectators are welcome to watch at the Shenandoah’s  Esports Arena.
608 Millwood Ave, Winchester, VA 22601

Shenandoah University
Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference
MAEC Co-Founders

Saturday, Dec. 3
11:00 AM to 7:30 PM EST

MAEC Playoffs & Finals

  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Prizes per game

  • 1st Place Winner: $500
  • 2nd Place Winner: $250

 

Sunday, Dec. 4
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST

MAEC Playoffs & Finals

  • Rocket League
  • Valorant

Prizes per game

  • 1st Place Winner: $500
  • 2nd Place Winner: $250

 

Winter Games 2022 Presented by

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