Video Gaming has never been so much fun. As you know, GSM is a mobile video game experience for up to 16 people at a time. We are offering Video Game Leagues starting in March for children,teens and adults to explore the world of gaming with same age peers. They will battle, race, jam, and compete, while increasing social skills, sharpening visual- and fine-motor skills, and learning to work well in groups and teams. Why sit at home and game alone when you can come out and meet other kids,and adults with similar gaming interests.
The leagues will meet for two hours every week for a total of 8 weeks. During the first session, the leagues will meet for 3 hours so that participants can get to know one another, choose officers, decide on a schedule of activities for the remaining 7 sessions, and of course play. Although GSM will supervise the play, encourage participation and cooperation, and help facilitate activities, it will be up to the youth to decide on the games played, the types of competitions and tournaments to be held, as well as any investigation and/or analysis of the video game industry. Eventually we would like to have leagues established all over the greater Indianapolis area that can compete against one another, just like any sports league would.
The short answer is anyone! Leagues will exist for three different age groups – 11 to 14, and ages 15 to 18, 18 and above.Boys and girls are welcome and leagues will be cooed unless we get enough participants to do an all girls league or all boys league.
We need a minimum of 12 participants to start a league. We will cap it at 20 participants, but if we have more than 20 interested, we will split the group and do more than one league.
We are hoping to start multiple leagues in multiple communities, giving your child a chance to play close to home. We are looking to work with local businesses and park districts to offer the leagues at their respective establishments.
The cost may vary from community to community and depending on the business or group that is helping GSM to sponsor the league. However, the cost will most likely range from $160 to $180 for the 8 week session. That will include a free GSM t-shirt and hat, as well as other small prizes and awards throughout the 8 week session. Furthermore, your session fee may or may not include free food each week depending on the specific location of the league and the sponsoring business. The goal is for the leagues to continue for as long as the participants want them to beyond the initial 8 week sessions, and any additional session fees can be offset by fundraisers if the participants choose to organize and implement them.