Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) partnered with Mission Control to bring Kansas the first Recreational Esports State Championship. This championship is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for children and adults to come together and compete in something they love; playing video games.
Congratulations to the following 2021 winners: Super Smash Bros – Anthony from Lenexa Recreation Commission, Rocket League – Anthony and Andrew from Lenexa Park and Recreation, Mario Kart – Logan from Lenexa Park and Recreation, and Fortnite – Luke from Maize Recreation Commission.
State Championship Registration Information
REQUIREMENTS | Only park and recreation departments that are members of KRPA can enter teams into the Kansas Esports Championship. All players must be listed on a registration form provided by a registered park and recreation department. Players of all ages allowed entry. Players will compete on the Mission Control platform for the championship. Details about a tournament in Spring 2022 will be announced later.
QUALIFIERS | Agencies are encouraged to conduct their own qualifying series or one time event to determine the players that will compete at the state level but this is not a requirement. Agencies may alternatively select their team from existing programs. Teams can consist of up to 10 players used across the four games. Players can use one entry per game.
[Note: $100 agency registration fee covers all 10 players. There are not separate fees for each game. The "team" you send to the state championship consists of the players you put forward in each game's sub teams.]
Local Agency Qualifiers | TBA
Parks and recreation departments across the state will host qualifiers for their community and advance their best gamers to compete in KRPA’s Esports State Championship! Agencies are encouraged to conduct their own qualifying series or one time event to determine the players they advance, but this is not a requirement. Agencies may alternatively advance their qualifying team(s) from existing programs. See: Creating Your Own Team Qualifiers | Email Template (Qualifiers) | Social Media Templates (Qualifiers) | Benefits and other information related to esports in your community from Mission Control.
Agencies can enter two teams per game to represent their agency; participants can compete on more than one team but cannot play multiple times in one game.
State Championship | TBA
Players from across the state will virtually compete in the video game they qualified for, referencing the Mission Control app for match schedules and standings. Prizes will be given and winners will be acknowledged at the Annual KRPA Conference in Manhattan in January (your agency does not have to be a Mission Control user but each player will need to sign up for a free Mission Control account).
Introducing a partnership with Mission Control
Mission Control gives organizers the tools to host rec leagues, like summer softball or intramural volleyball, but for Fifa, Fortnite, and other popular video game titles instead. Through this partnership we are excited to announce the first ever Esports State Championship that will take place this October, powered by Mission Control. Mission Control is a St. Louis, Missouri, company with a mission to gather and grow communities. By focusing on recreational esports, Mission Control utilizes the nature of gaming to create digitally organized social experiences that drive connection through shared passions and playful competition. Mission Control will be hosting a National Championship in the future (TBA): Read more about the US Parks and Recreation ESports Championship here.