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. 

Click on the tournament name to register.


Fortnite on all gaming platforms

  • Date: Friday, May 29
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register by: May 28

Madden 20 on Xbox One

  • Date: Sunday, May 31
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 Members | $15 Non-Members
  • Register by: May 30
  • Winner will receive a $100 gift card!


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