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Sep, 2019

Welcome to VYSA Gaming

Fredericksburg, VA. September 23, 2019

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association today announced the launch of VYSA Gaming (tm pending) that will offer VYSA’s 130,000 players under the age of 18 access to their own Members League to participate in online tournaments as well as live events. VYSA Gaming will also offer an Adult League for both members and non-members with access to online tournaments and live events.   

The youth Members League (ML) will launch with an online FIFA20 Tournament the weekend of November 16-17, 2019. The Adult League (AL) will kick off the weekend of November 23-24, 2019 also with a FIFA20 Tournament. Registration is now open for both PS4 and XBox weekends for the ML and AL Online Tournaments. Prizes will include PS4 and Xbox gift cards as well as free entry into the VYSA Gaming FIFA20 Cup Live Event that will be held the weekend of January 11th, 2020 at the R.I.S.E Demonstration Center in Washington, DC. The live event will crown both a Youth Member League Champion and Adult League Champion with winners facing off against DC United Professional eMLS player, Renato Zanelli in a competitive friendly. VYSA Gaming has partnered with ESports Fair Play, leader in the e-gaming field for logistical and media support. Future plans for VYSA Gaming include encouraging member clubs to add esport teams and organizing state-wide, regional and national youth soccer esport events.

“VYSA is proud to launch this dynamic new venture as a benefit to our membership” commented Phil Summers, VYSA Executive Director. “With over 91% of Gen Z males and females regularly playing video games, and the explosion of esports nationally and internationally, the time is right”, added Summers

VYSA President Denise Edwards added “VYSA is proud to bring this exciting new initiative to our members in Virginia and the District of Columbia. VYSA continues to add programming that is unique and of great value to our membership”.

Patrick Valdez, Founder of Esports Fair Play, a passionate gamer who has been playing video games since he was a kid, also “saw a need and a tremendous opportunity to serve the gaming community by affiliating and partnering with other organizations and venues to create a more inclusive, competitive and fun-filled atmosphere” for the DMV community. “We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Virginia Youth Soccer Association! Together, we will collaborate and grow the FIFA community even more.” commented Patrick Valdez, Founder of Esports Fair Play.

For all information regarding VYSA Gaming, visit vysagaming.com!

About the Virginia Youth Soccer Association: The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) www.vysa.com is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (The State Cup), President’s Cup, Virginia Futsal, Coaching Education, VYSA Gaming and more.

About ESports Fair Play: Esports Fair Play believes in bringing the esports community the ultimate gaming experience both in-person and online. Esports Fair Play takes pride in creating an exciting environment where gamers can come together, engage with one another, meet new people, improve their gaming skills and have fun with good sportsmanship. For more about ESports Fair Play, visit www.esportsfairplay.com.

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