Get in the Game - New Esports Program

Beginning summer 2020, the JCC will be unveiling a brand new state-of-the-art Esports Arena along with programs such as online tournaments, clinics, specialty camps, and more. Esports is a rapidly growing competitive individual and team-based experience through video games.

Now the JCC really has it all! Join us in our new state-of-the-art Esports Arena for an experience you’ll never forget. Individuals and teams will face off in more than twenty games including Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Madden NFL, Super Smash Brothers, and more. All games are played with GG Leap, a system that provides ALL FREE game upgrades & enhancements!

CLICK HERE to join the JCC Esports Discord

A Message from your Esports Coach  Zack Gagliardi

Dear Members,

My name is Zachary Gagliardi and I’m excited to welcome you into the world of esports. At the University of Akron, I was a member of the varsity esports program since its inception. Through my experiences, I have met many great people who love this world as much as I do. We have traveled to different cities to compete in tournaments and have had some unforgettable memories. Without esports, I wouldn’t have met some of my best friends and I want to bring these same types of connections to your families!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns; feel free to send me an email at I’m excited to bring a fun and exciting experience to the community!

Online Tournaments

Are you or your children looking for more exciting ways to stay connected with your friends and family? The JCC is offering more esports tournaments all summer long. See our schedule for our May tournaments below. 

To participate you MUST join the Discord server. Please check the discord for all tournaments and esports updates. Discord is a free service that lets communities connect and is a useful place to find more information about upcoming events in our esports programs. Please fill out our Esports Survey so we can give you the games you want to play.

Please contact Jaron Howell, Wellness Coordinator at 330-746-3250 ext. 153 or for any questions. 


Important Information for Parents:

There’s no denying that many kids are gaming online more than ever during the COVID shutdown. It’s an important medium for staying connected with friends. But as a parent, you may have concerns… How much is too much? How safe is gaming over the Internet? What is the effect of games that involve weapons and combat? To help you get the answers your looking for, Lost Tribe Esports is offering a live, informational Zoom call with Todd Harris, CEO of Skillshot Media and Chairman of the Atlanta Esports Alliance. 

Please join us for:

Video Games, Teens, and the Pandemic: What Every Parent Should Know

Tuesday, June 9 from 7:00 – 7:45pm ET

Todd has been a pioneer in the world of esports since 2005 and is focused on driving the phenomenon to serve communities. He was a BBYO member himself, as a teen. Todd will share insight on the world of teens and gaming, and will address your live questions on topics including: 

  • Online safety
  • Screen time and balance
  • Socialization and virtual friendship
  • Violence in video games

This is a great opportunity to gain a lot of knowledge in a little time about an area of great significance in your children’s lives. The event is open to all parents and is free of charge. It is presented by Lost Tribe Esports, through the BBYO On Demand channel. Visit for more information and to register — or register directly hereFeel free to contact Lenny Silberman at Lost Tribe Esports with any questions, at

Esports Summer Tournaments

Bring your “A” game and challenge other Valley competitors in the world of esports! JCC tournaments will guarantee at least 2 matches and the last person/team standing will win cash prizes & more!

Game: Rocket League on All Platforms

  • Date: Friday June 12th
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Your own couch!
  • Register by: June 12th 
  • Cost: FREE

Game: Rainbow 6: Siege on Xbox One

  • Date: Friday, June 26th
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Your own couch!
  • Register by: June 26th 
  • Cost: FREE

Game: NBA 2K20 on Xbox One

  • Date: Sunday, June 28th 
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Your own couch!
  • Register by: June 28th 
  • Cost: $10 Members | $15 Non-Members
  • Single Elimination
  • Winner receives $100 Cash Prize



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