The DMV'S Winter Games | December 4-6 | Presented by Events DC

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About The Winter Games – December 4-6


The premier esports organizations in the DMV have created “DMV’s Triple Crown,” a year-round slate of three online charity events, all benefitting Children’s National Hospital and the Extra Life Foundation. The Triple Crown is comprised of the DMV’s Winter Games, the DMV’s Spring Summit and the DMV’s Summer Bash.

The DMV’s Winter Games is an online celebration of esports and will be the culmination of Game Gym’s District Esports League and Step Up tournament series. The Winter Games will feature educational and entertainment panels followed by a variety of tournaments each day. 

The inaugural DMV’s End of the Summer Bash 2020 raised more than $11,000.00 for the Extra Life Foundation. Our goal is exceed this amount for Children’s National while bringing awareness to the esports opportunities here in the DMV.

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Extra Life

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.

Winter Games Schedule

Friday
December 4th
Extra Life

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 Championship

Presented by Events DC
Cast by OTN Media

Saturday
December 5th
Extra Life

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST

Why Health Matters to Gamers

Dr. Melita Moore, Mystics and WizDG Team Physician

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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 – 1:00 PM

Conversation with the Washington Justice

Aaron “Pre” Heckman, General Manager
Seung-Jun “Sup7eme” Han, Head Coach

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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 – 1:30 PM

Q&A with the World Champion Wizards District Gaming

Andrew McNeil, Director of Esports
Patrick Crossan, WizDG Head Coach

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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 – 2:15 PM

Ateyo, the Future of Esports Apparel

Rachel Feinberg, Co-Founder of Ateyo

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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 – 2:45 PM

Esports Law and the New Industry Standards

Ryan Fairchild, Esports Attorney

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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 – 3:45 PM

Mental Health in the Gaming Space

Dr. Lindsey Migliore aka “TheGamerDoc”
Dr. Sarah Hays of Take This
Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey of 76ers Gaming

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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.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Progress Culture: Artists, Gamers, Music & Creativity

Dominic Fragman, Lead Guitar and Big Thinker
Paul Murphy, Master Drummer and Improvisor

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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.

5:00 PM – Stream Starts
(tournament starts 3 PM)

Overwatch 6v6 Tournament

Powered by the Washington Justice with Guest Caster

Sunday
December 6th
Extra Life

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST

iCivics and the Gamification of Information

Carrie Ray-Hill, Senior Director of Digial Learning

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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 – 1:00 PM EST

VGBC: Future of the Smash Scene

Calvin Lofton, Co-Founder

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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 – 1:30 PM

An Advocate.gg For Your Brand

Deric Ortiz, Founder

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Advocate.gg 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 – 2:15 PM

Ekstasis: Making VR More Accessible

Wesley Taylor, Co-Founder

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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 – 2:45 PM

The Importance of Accessibility

Jon Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer

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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 – 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!

Sign Up (must register to participate)

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1) To be a participate in the competition, you must sign up for the contest.
2) Contestants must be 18 or younger to participate in the competition.
3) No building outside of your own given building area (Any breaking of this rule will result in immediate disqualification).
4) All contestants must play on Minecraft: Java Edition, Version 1.16.4.
5) All contestants must begin building only when the tournament officials start the timer and must stop building when the tournament officials call the end of building.
6) All Redstone or other mechanisms must work at the time of judging
7) Good conduct, behavior, and fair competition is expected from all contestants.
8) In the event of a tie, the tied contestants must take a Minecraft based quiz. The contestant with the higher score wins.
9) Tornament organizers will have final discretion on any decisions made, and any discrepancy found should be brought forward to the tournament organizers.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Tips on Building an Esports Community

Arina Wu, Community Coordinator
Joshua Boyle, Community Manager of Online Games

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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.

5:00 PM – Stream Starts
(tournament starts 4 PM)

DEL 1v1 Rocket League Championships

Cast by OTN Media

7:00 PM

DEL 2v2 Rocket League Championships

Cast by OTN Media

Tournaments Details

You can still qualify for the Winter Games!

District Esports League (DEL)
Free Registration! Check Out the Games!

Game Gym's Step Up Series
Be a winner and advance to DEL Championships!

VYSA Championship
FIFA – Friday, December 4
★ Prize Pool $100 + HyperX Earbuds ★

Register for Nov 7 Qualifying Tournament

Register for Nov 14 Qualifying Tournament

3V3 DEL Championship
Rocket League – Friday, December 4
Presented by Events DC
★ Prize Pool: $900 + HyperX Earbuds ★

Be a Winner in 1 of the Top 4 3V3 Qualifying Tournaments
and Advance to the DEL Championship!

Register for a Qualifying Tournament

6V6 Battle
Overwatch – Saturday, December 5
★ Prize Pool $600 ★

Register & Tournament Details

1V1 DEL Championship
Rocket League – Sunday, December 6
Presented by Events DC
★ $300 + HyperX Earbuds ★

Be a Winner in 1 of the Top 4 1V1 Qualifying Tournaments
and Advance to the DEL Championship!

Register for a Qualifying Tournament

2V2 DEL Championship
Rocket League – Sunday, December 6
Presented by Events DC
★ $600 + HyperX Earbuds ★

Be a Winner in 1 of the Top 4 2V2 Qualifying Tournaments
and Advance to the DEL Championship!

Register for a Qualifying Tournament

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