What is Eports?

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Spring Lake Park Esports

​The Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the launch of our new esports program!!

We will be hosting a number of different esports events, from open-play nights to competitive tournaments, that people of

all ages and skill levels can enjoy. Keep an eye on our webpage for new opportunities to participate!!


AS OF NOW, ALL EVENTS WILL BE HOSTED AND PLAYED STRICTLY ONLINE. Participants must have all applicable hardware, software, and online access to compete in the events. Parents, be sure to check game content ratings before allowing your children to register for an event.​

Mario Kart Battle Royale

Throw koopa shells, drop some Bob-ombs, and try to protect your balloons in this havoc-filled battle royale!! Join us on Wednesday nights to prove your balloon popping supremacy against your friends and neighbors in Mario Kart's Battle Mode. Combatants must have a Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and an online account to participate. ​


Click here to register and receive the tournament code.


Wednesdays, August 19 - December 23

​6:00 - 7:00pm

​Fee: Free!!

Events

​​​Do you have recommendations for games you'd like to play or comments on our current programs? Let us know below!!

Open Mario Kart Night

Hold on to your Chain Chomps, dodge those banana peels, and get ready to throw some koopa shells, because it's time to race!! Join us on Friday nights for some fun online Mario Kart with your friends and neighbors. Racers must have a Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and an online account to participate.


Click here to register and receive the tournament code.


Fridays, August 21 - December 25

​6:00 - 8:00pm

​Fee: Free!!

​Esports, AKA Electronic Sports, describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. Esports often take the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions played individually or as teams. From amateur to the professional level, esports has exploded in popularity over the last decade. 

Esports provides amazing opportunities for kids to interact and socialize in ways that can foster leadership and problem-solving skills by working through adversity and achieving goals as a team. Studies have also shown that video games can help improve cognitive skills, attention, focus, spatial reasoning, visual processing, and enhanced mental rotation abilities. Esports is an opportunity to bring kids together in a non-traditional competitive setting that can have many of the same physical, emotional, and mental benefits as traditional athletics.