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Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) is working together 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.

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 games. Complete roster is due to the KRPA state office by October 15th (no exceptions). Registration will open in August.

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.
Click here to join the Locker Room Esports Community to share ideas and discuss qualifier questions. 

[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.]

LTimeline 2021

Local Agency Qualifiers | August 6th - October 7th 

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.

Deadline to Report Qualifying Players | October 15th

Agencies can report up to three teams per game (up to 10 players total) to represent their agency.

State Championship | October 18th - November 12th 

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).

KRPA is not responsible for internet quality during games. It is the player's responsibility to ensure they have adequate upload and download speeds to not incur lag or quality issues. Players of all ages are allowed one entry per game. 
Agencies can report up to two teams per game to represent their agency; participants can compete on more than one team but cannot play multiple times in one game.
Fortnite | 1v1
Rocket League | 2X2 play
Super Smash Brothers | 1v1 
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | 1v1

See Official Game Rules for additional information. 

July 29th - 10a - You can watch the recording of this session herePowerpoint Presentation

August 5th - 2p - Zoom Link Here

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. 

Learn more about Mission Control and pricing tiers.  

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