NEWS BRIEF: Esports for youngsters coming to YMCA

Rocket League tournaments coming to The Y

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Photo credit: Courtesy Rocket League
Screenshot from a Rocket League Match

Kids and teens will be able to compete at video gaming at YMCA locations thanks to a new deal with Skillshot Media and Ghost Gaming. Youth tournaments presented by Rocket League are available beginning this month for both members and nonmembers ages 8 through 18.

YMCA officials said Rocket League was chosen for the program “because the content is appropriate for all ages, it’s free, accessible across multiple hardware platforms and includes elements of teamwork and cooperation in gameplay.” The current virtual program will be augmented with in-person play by fall. reporternewspapers.net