Minecraft competition coming to the big screen
by Jeremiah Rivera
Feb 19, 2016 | 9055 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Minecraft lovers take part in a previous Super League Gaming event.
Minecraft lovers take part in a previous Super League Gaming event.
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Avid gamers will have the opportunity to play one of the world’s most popular video games face-to-face on the big screen in Queens.

Super League Gaming announced its latest four-week season beginning February 20, when Minecraft will take over College Point Multiplex at 2855 Ulmer Street. The competition continues over the next three weekends.

“Kids love playing Minecraft partially because it has a bunch of different modes to it,” said Super League Gaming president and CEO Brett Morris. “It has a real creative critical thinking mode where kids actually come in and they build these amazing structures.”

Each Saturday, up to 100 gamers will pack into the theater and play both individually and as a member of a team as the game rotates between Minecraft’s creative and survival modes. Parents are invited to stay and cheer on their gamers.

Participants will compete each week for the chance to win the Super League championship trophy and a $15,000 team scholarship. Players will go head-to-head against friends in the theater, as well as thousands of others on the world leaderboard, while watching the action unfold live on the screen.

There will also be prizes awarded each week in individual theaters.

“The point system goes throughout the U.S., so it’s just not the theaters in New York, but there are over 80 theaters participating in the event,” Morris said.

Super League Gaming has created “Galactic Mission” for the event, which is a custom Star Wars-like space adventure. A four-week pass costs $60 and includes a jersey. Tickets are available at superleague.com.

Minecraft is a multi-console video game that challenges players to use their imaginations to navigate a large simulated world. Social media sites played a significant role in popularizing the game.

“A Super League Gaming event is some of the most fun a kid will ever have playing Minecraft,” said Jordan Maron, a.k.a. Captain Sparklez, one of Youtube’s biggest Minecraft celebrities.

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