Super League Gaming is the “world’s first recreational video game league in a cool movie theatre.”
It’s a weekly event that’s just recently launched, and over 80 theatres are participating, including Regal, AMC, Cinemark, and iPic. Players simply pick up some tickets, bring their laptops, and settle in for a tournament while they munch on popcorn. Tickets cost $20 for the summer sessions and $120 for the fall sessions.
Super League President and COO Brett Morris is a dad. “It’s incredible how many kids are spending hours playing or watching YouTube videos of others playing this game [Minecraft] and we thought there just had to be a way to bring these kids, who were all playing alone in their rooms, together somehow,” he says. “As a parent, you want your kids to explore their passions, but when they’re by themselves, consumed in this other world, you can’t help but want them to be out with other kids their age, connecting over shared passions. That’s what Super League is meant to do, bring gamers together for some good old fashioned competitive fun in a safe environment.”
Super League’s proprietary technology allows players to merge on one screen (a big screen). They can play normally on their own laptops, but everyone shares a third-person aerial view on the theatre’s screen.
Super League Minecraft is the first game being offered. CaptainSparklez, a wildly popular Minecraft YouTuber, will be appearing at some events. (Ask your kids if you aren’t familiar with the name. Chances are they can tell you all about him.) You can vote on the next tournament’s game of choice on Super League’s website.
Super League’s Co-Founder and Chief Visionary, John Miller, says: “There are all kinds of leagues out there, but there’s still a vast group of gamers who don’t have any way of organizing themselves into recreational teams. We were just a group of dads who saw that void and thought this would be a great way to bring gaming to life. Gamers learn how to cooperate, how to develop their social skills, and work together toward a common goal over a period of time. The core concept of teamwork is still there. We’re just evolving the playing field.”
About Super League Gaming
Founded in 2014, Super League Gaming (https://superleague.com/) is the world’s first interactive video game league that brings gamers together for an immersive, collaborative gameplay experience in theaters throughout the country. Based in Santa Monica, California, Super League Gaming allows players to compete as they socialize in a face-to-face environment while playing the popular game Minecraft, with plans to expand to additional games and cities in the coming months.