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Youth Esports Series

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Youth Esports Series (YES)

Youth Esports Series (YES), proudly presented by Gallaudet Esports and Youth Programs, is an online competition designed for deaf and hard of hearing gamers in high school.

We are bringing the thrill of competitive gaming to you! Our mission is to seamlessly translate the competitive spirit found in traditional sports between schools into the realm of Esports, all at no cost to participants. Join us at YES for an unparalleled gaming experience that transcends boundaries and champions inclusivity.

Interested in joining? Game on, Bison!

Every season, we will give out prizes to the winners of the competitions.

$150 Gift card of choice per player
(Steam, Nintendo, Xbox or Playstation)

$100 Gift card of choice per player
(Steam, Nintendo, Xbox or Playstation)

$50 Gift card of choice per player
(Steam, Nintendo, Xbox or Playstation)

We are kicking off our first season this Summer 2024
Bringing you two full-length seasons to test your Esports mettle!
Summer 1
Date

Registration

May 13 – 31, 2024

Regular Season

June 3 – 21

Playoffs

June 24 – 28

Finals

July 1 – 5

Summer 2
Date

Registration

July 5 – 19, 2024

Regular Season

July 22 – August 9

Playoffs

August 12 – 16

Finals

August 19 – 23

Find your Team

If your school already has a team, Great!
Connect with your coach to sign up.

No Team

Your school doesn’t have a team or you aren’t sure?
Sign up today!

We’ve got you covered.
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Yes – you can do both! Some games allow you to play individually and some will require a team.

Contact your school’s Esports coach or advisor to see how you can join! If your school does not have one, contact us how you can establish a team. Some of our games can be played individually.

You can either register via the coach at your school or as a free agent, here.

No, you can play from anywhere, whether it’s at home or at school!

Some days, you’ll see that we have more than one game title being played on the same night. You won’t be able to play both titles, but you will be able to play as many nights as you want.

No – there are no costs to participate. This is a virtual competition. However, do ensure that you have the necessary gaming equipment to play!

Our gaming competitions are hosted on Leaguespot, a gaming platform we use to host our competition. With Leaguespot, we bring the excitement of our competitions directly to you in a virtual environment.

The possibilities are endless. Rocket League, Fortnite, Super Smash Bros, NBA2k, & Madden, EA FC 24 are available in our season and many more will be available during special community events!

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Officially the first and only deaf-led collegiate esports program in the world

Official member of ECAC

Official member of ECAC

Recreational competitions as well as varsity-level competitions through Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) (similar to NCAA).

Play and compete anywhere at no cost

Play and compete anywhere at no cost

Students can participate in the program and compete anywhere – online or in our dedicated esports facility.

DeafSpace gaming arena

DeafSpace gaming arena

1,850 sq ft of open space in the arena and 350 sq ft of private varsity practice room located on the second floor of Ely Center.