NEWS RELEASE
MARCH 9, 2021
ESPORTS COME TO BEAUMONT
Beaumont, CA - The City of Beaumont has joined forces with GGLeagues, an online esports gaming company, to bring in a new program that offers players a safe and fun way to participate in a community activity from home. 

Esports is a rapidly growing competition venue around the world. While we are not going worldwide, we are going statewide by participating in the California Esports Rec League through GGLeagues. All games will be moderated by the GGLeagues staff and referees and league administrators will be live for any support during game times.
We are excited to be offering this great new opportunity to the area. Not only will the esports experience provide players with a safe alternative to getting together in person this Spring, it also provides a great opportunity to compete in an environment for those that may not be able to or choose to play in traditional sports.

“GGLeagues is excited to be partnering with Beaumont to bring esports to their community. Esports continues to grow and its communities like Beaumont who are at the forefront of bringing esports to recreational gamers. We are thrilled to be empowering our partners to provide a fun, safe esports competitions for players of all skills and ages.” Says Erich Bao, CEO of GGLeagues.
Spring Season Leagues
Games that we are offering during the Spring League include Rocket League (3v3 and 1v1) and Fortnite (3v3 and 1v1).
There are three age groups: youth division (ages 8-12), teen division (ages 13-18), adult division (ages 18+). The season starts on Saturday, April 10 with games being played on varying days depending on the game title. Players will participate from their own homes and the cost is $30 per person per league. The registration deadline for the spring season is March 29th.
 
Throughout the 2021 year, there will be 4 seasons of competitions. Leagues will be run through GGLeagues online and will consist of a six-week season. Games will be at the same time and day each week with a flexible rescheduling policy. At the end of the season, players will participate in a single-elimination tournament to crown the champion. 

All players need to register through Beaumont’s GG Leagues website and the winner of the league will be crowned the champion of the California Recreational Esports League. All winners will receive a medal and a GGLeagues champion shirt.
To play, you must have a console/computer to play on, an email address, own the game you are registering to play, and have the ability to play live. All games are monitored by GGLeagues and players are held to a code of conduct to maintain a fun and safe gaming atmosphere.  
FOR DETAILS CONTACT
Ashley Starr, Public Information Officer
City of Beaumont
(951) 572-3207 | astarr@beaumontca.gov
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