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Who can play e-Sports?

Who Can Participate?
Participants are assigned to different divisions according to their age groups and console type (Xbox One, Playstation 4, or Nintendo Switch). Future titles that are crossplay compatible, such as Rocket League, will only be divided by age groups since all console types can play together, including PC. For the weeklies or tournaments, players between the ages of 10-19 may participate in the following age groups:
  • 12 & Under-Console Type (PS4, or Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch) 
  • 13-15 years of age-Console Type (PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch) 
  • 16-19 years of age-Console Type (PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch) 
E-Sports players will register with Iowa Soccer and will be verified as if they were registering to physically play.
  • Parents are welcome to register and connect their account to the child’s account but are required to create a family account for those under the age of 13 in order to be COPPA compliant.  Information required for registration include an email address, age, club name, zip code, console type, (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch) and phone number.
  • Following registration with Iowa Soccer, GDS/GYO Score will send you an invitation to create your account with them.
What is the cost of participating in Iowa Soccer’s e-Sports?
We are starting with free registration as this is a new competitions pathway for Iowa Soccer members.  As it evolves, we expect that a fee will likely be associated. 
Player to Player Communication, Secure and Monitored 
Players will be able to communicate with one another via a secure app to reschedule games in case of emergencies or unexpected family commitments.  All player and event communications are monitored by the e-Sports commissioner and administration to ensure appropriate conduct and safety.
Houses with Multiple Children
Due to the way the software and hardware technology work, most weeklies (a.k.a. leagues), tournaments, or ladders require a single player to play on a single license for the event.  For example, if your household has two children who wish to participate, you would need two Xbox Ones plus two copies of the game license for both players to participate at the same time.

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