Calling all gamers: Sign up for the BSA Esports Tournament Series

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What may have seemed like a far-fetched concept to Scouts 50 years ago is a serious passion of many Scouts today. We’re talking gaming and esports!

That’s why the BSA has teamed up with Rally Cry to bring Scouts a tournament series this fall. While this isn’t the first time Scouting and gaming have struck a harmony (we’re thinking of the Game Design merit badge and last fall’s Rocket League tournament featured in Scout Life), this is the first time we’re hosting a tournament series.

The idea? Between Rocket League, Madden 23 and Smash Ultimate, Scouts will find a video game (or three) that draws their interest to the competition and the $100 Scout Shop gift cards that are up for grabs.

Here’s what you need to know about the BSA’s Fall Esports Tournament Series

Throughout October, Scouts can join in on the fun by competing in one of two age groups: 8-12 and 13-17. Each leg of the tournament is a single-day competition and offers a $100 Scout Shop gift card to a winner in each age bracket.

Check in for each competition begins at 2 p.m. ET. Game play starts promptly at 3 p.m. ET.

Check out the series lineup below.

Rocket League – 3v3

  • When? Saturday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. ET
  • What platforms can I use? PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
  • Ages 8-12 can register here.
  • Ages 13-17 can register here.

Madden 23 – Solos

  • When? Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. ET
  • What platforms can I use? Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S
  • Ages 8-12 can register here.
  • Ages 13-17 can register here.
(Note: Players using Xbox Series X | S must have the MVP Edition in order to download the Xbox One version to enable crossplay)

Smash Ultimate – Solos

Scouts Social - Final

Have more questions?

If you’re looking for more information as you promote the esports tournament to your Scouts, visit the FAQ page, reach out to the tournament admins on Discord or send them an email.
All game play will be monitored by adults to ensure player conduct lives up the Scout standards of behavior. There will not be any one-on-one communication between game players – the only contact is group interaction during game play at designated times.

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