The Illinois Park and Recreation Association is excited to announce GGLeagues as its preferred Esports partner for 2022!

GGLeagues is a recreational Esports tournament and league management platform that empowers park and recreation agencies to facilitate Esports competitions with ease. Over 350 organizations across the country are already utilizing GGLeagues to engage with their community virtually, create new revenue streams, and provide recreational experiences for players of every age level and experience. 

The purpose of the partnership is to support agency efforts in offering safe Esports gaming competition with end-to-end planning and staffing support from GGLeagues. Agencies only need to offer the programming in their seasonal brochures and collect registration, and GGLeagues will handle the rest. 

Individual participants sign up with partnering agencies and receive a seasonal pass that unlocks all games offered by GGLeagues for the season. Games typically include Madden21, Rocket League, Fortnite, Super Smash Bros (Nintendo Switch), and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch). All games will have three divisions: Youth (ages 8-12), Teen (ages 13-18), and Adult (18+). *Due to Fortnite licensing changes, no Youth Division is available for Fortnite.

To be eligible for these benefits, agencies must employ at least one IPRA member and sign up with GGLeagues as a partnering agency. Benefits include a discounted set-up fee of $250 ($500 for non-members) for the year, revenue-sharing of 25% per season, and access to four seasons of gaming competition that each culminate with an Illinois State Championship. 

Learn more about the IPRA / GGLeagues Partnership and schedule a meeting with GGLeagues to get started. For questions, contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at [email protected]

Spring League
April 18 - June 10, 2022
Registration Period: January 31 - April 4, 2022
Playoffs: Week of June 6, 2022

Illinois State Championships: June 25, 2022

Summer League
July 11 - September 2, 2022
Registration Period: April 25 - June 27, 2022
Playoffs: Week of August 29, 2022

Fall League
October 3 - November 25, 2022
Registration Period: August 1 - September 19, 2022
Playoffs: Week of November 21, 2022

Illinois State Championships: TBA