Winter Games | Dec. 4-6

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Winter Games Schedule

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Friday, December 4

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
FIFA Championships
Powered by VYSA and Esports Fair Play
6:00 PM
District Esports League
3v3 Rocket League Championships

Presented by Events DC
Cast by OTN Media

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Saturday, December 5

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EST
Presentations and Interactive Interviews

12:00 PM
Why Health Matters to Gamers
Dr. Melita Moore, Washington Mystics and WizDG Team Physician

To kick off the Winter Games we will be joined by Washington Mystics and Wizards District Gaming team doctor Melita Moore as we discuss how the stereotypes around health and gaming are changing, and what you can do to game better and game smarter!

12:30 PM
Conversation with the Washington Justice
Aaron “Pre” Heckman, General Manager
Seung-Jun “Sup7eme” Han, Head Coach

The Washington Justice are one of the premier esports organization in our region. Join us for a conversation with Washington Justice General Manager Aaron “PRE” Heckman and Head Coach Supreme, as we discuss the Justice’s legendary playoff run and look ahead at next season.

1:00 PM
Q&A with the World Champion Wizards District Gaming
Andrew McNeill, Director of Esports
Patrick Crossan, WizDG Head Coach

It’s time to hit the courts as we re-live the epic WizDG championship season run with Director of Esports Andrew McNeil and Head Coach Patrick Crossan, and we will take a look ahead to next season.

1:45 PM
Ateyo, the Future of Esports Apparel
Rachel Feinberg, Ateyo Co-Founder

Called “The Nike of Esports” by Forbes, Ateyo is taking the esports and apparel worlds by storm. Listen in as we discuss the future of esports fashion and how Ateyo is changing the game, with co-founder Rachel Feinberg.

2:15 PM
Esports Law and the New Industry Standards
Ryan Fairchild, Esports Attorney

Esports law is a growing and developing area. Join esports lawyer Ryan Fairchild as we discuss the current landscape and the trends he is seeing in the courtroom.

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Panel Discussions

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Mental Health in the Gaming Space

Mental health is becoming an important part of the esports ecosystem, and thankfully it is becoming less taboo to discuss. In this session, we delve into some of the truths and misconceptions about mental health, gaming, and esports with Dr. Lindsey “TheGamerDoc” Migliore, Dr. Sarah Hays of Take This, and NBA2K League MVP Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey of 76ers Gaming.

Dr. Lindsey Migliore

Dr. Sarah Hays
Take This

Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey
76ers Gaming

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Progress Culture: Artists, Gamers, Music & Creativity

Dominic Fragman and Paul Murphy see a lot of overlap between music and gaming. Put on your dancing shoes as we jam to improvised music and discuss the mindset needed to foster innovation and creativity in music, gaming, and beyond.

Dominic Fragman
Lead Guitar and Big Thinker &

Paul Murphy
Master Drummer and Improvisor

5:00 PM – Stream Starts
(tournament starts 3 PM)
Overwatch 6v6 Tournament
Powered by the Washington Justice with Guest Caster

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Sunday, December 6

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EST
Presentations and Interactive Interviews

12:00 PM
iCivics and the Gamification of Information
Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics Senior Director of Digial Learning

The gamification of education is the future, and few do it better than iCivics. Founded by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics focuses on teaching democratic practices to new generations in the ways they learn best. Learn with us as we disucss the fusion of civics and gamification with iCivics Senior Director of Digital Learning, Carrie Ray-Hill.

12:30 PM
VGBC: Future of the Smash Scene
Calvin Lofton, VGBC Co-Founder

Calvin Lofton of Video Game Boot Camp is considered to be one of the godfathers of modern day Smash. Through live events and online broadcasts, he has helped to develop and establish the Smash scene in the DMV and beyond. Join us as we talk with him about how covid has affected the Smash scene and the future of in-person locals.

1:00 PM
An For Your Brand
Deric Ortiz, Founder is an all-in-one platform that gives brands the tools to reach gaming communities around the world. Their platform has been lauded by companies across the industry and their clients include powerhouses Team SoloMid, Team Liquid, and the World Champion San Francisco Shock. Accompany us as we talk with founder, Deric Ortiz, about the streaming landscape and the best ways to get endemic and non-endemic brands to buy into the gaming space.

1:45 PM
Ekstasis: Making VR More Accessible
Wesley Taylor, Ekstatis Co-Founder

Maryland-based VR game developer and publisher Ekstatis is making VR more accessible by staging events at National Embassies, DC’s largest conventions and festivals, and opening the first virtual reality arcade in Washington, DC. Tune in as we talk about the future of VR, why focusing local is important to building a brand, and what is in store for the innovative Ekstasis.

2:15 PM
The Importance of Accessibility
Jon Avila, Level Access Chief Accessibility Officer

Gaming evens the playing field in a variety of ways, and Level Access levels them even further. Listen in as we talk with Jon Avila, Cheif Accessibilty Officer, and we learn the steps we all can take to make our games, websites, and businesses more accessable to all.

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Minecraft Contest & Panel Discussion

3:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Minecraft Build Competition

Minecraft is one of the most creative and iconic games on the market. Tune in as youngsters battle it out in our Minecraft Build Competition. Each competitor will have 30 min and then judges will rank builds on a scale from 1-10. Winner walks away with a brand new HyperX headset!

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4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Tips on Building an Esports Community

Building a community is not an easy thing to do. Listen in as local community managers and fans talk about what draws them to their communities, and the things you can do to establish and foster a meaningful online community. Join us as we finish off the Winter Games with an important discussion about community building with two of the best in our region, Washington Justice Community Coordinator, Arina Wu, and DOOM & Quake Champions Community Manager, Joshua Boyle.

Arina Wu
Community Coordinator

Joshua Boyle
Community Manager of Online Games

5:00 PM
(tournament check-in 4 PM)
District Esports League
1v1 Rocket League Championships
Cast by OTN Media
7:00 PM
(tournament check-in 6:30 PM)
District Esports League
2v2 Rocket League Championships
Cast by OTN Media