LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first in-theater gaming league, Super League Gaming, will give players around the country the unique opportunity to play side-by-side in movie theaters this summer. Super League is taking over 80+ theaters across 25 major U.S. cities for their Super League Gaming Summer Tour and is stopping in Knoxville at Regal Cinemas' West Town Mall Stadium 9 on July 22nd.
Turning movie theaters into interactive gaming arenas for the first time ever, Super League has partnered with the nation's three largest movie theater chains -- Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, and Cinemark Theatres, as well as luxury chain iPic Theaters -- to transform video games into face-to-face, collaborative activities for kids and parents alike. Players talk, strategize, and compete on teams for league championship titles playing the popular game Minecraft, with more game titles to be added in the future.
The coast-to-coast, 25- city tour will run from June 15th through August 26th to introduce Super League Gaming's unique concept and get the word out about league gameplay, which starts with continuous 6- week sessions on September 14th.
"Kids really want to get out of their rooms and start playing video games in a much more social, physical venue. It changes the whole gaming experience for the better," says Super League Gaming Co-Founder and Chief Visionary John Miller. "We're parents ourselves, and we know how important it is to let kids develop their team building skills. Just like with any kids' sports league, Super League aims to bring that sense of partnership and camaraderie to an otherwise solitary pastime."
Gamers play in the traditional first-person view on their laptops while watching a customized third-person aerial 'world view' with all players on the big theater screen. Each event is comprised of a 100-minute session that includes live team gameplay, individual battles and free time, while players work to climb an international leaderboard.
"The Super League Gaming events hosted at Regal are an exceptional experience for gamers," says Ray Nutt, Senior Vice President of Business Relations at Regal Entertainment Group. "We are excited to partner on the world's first recreational video game league's summer program that brings kids together and offers a unique setting to socialize, hone their gaming skills and compete."
Minecraft, one of the the world's most downloaded computer games, lets players use their imaginations to build anything they can conjure up in a 3D world. The popularity of the game has exploded in recent years thanks to YouTube gamers like CaptainSparklez, a YouTube celebrity with over 8.6 million subscribers, and a founding gamer among the Super League team.
Super League's President and COO, Brett Morris, is also a father who saw the potential for changing the stereotypical gaming experience, "I love seeing kids and parents come into these theaters and play in a whole new way, especially when they see it all on the theater screen for the first time. Parents get more involved while kids become more collaborative and proud of what they're accomplishing through the game. The social element really makes this different."
The Summer Tour will bring Super League Gaming to over 80 theaters in the U.S. for $20 per event, followed by 6- week league sessions in the fall where gamers play once a week for $120 per session.
Super League's Summer Tour will be stopping in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 22nd at Regal's West Town Mall Stadium 9. The Super League founding team will also be on-site and available for interviews during the event. For press passes or other requests please email Jasmine (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To learn more about Super League Gaming and buy tickets, visit: www.SuperLeague.com
About Super League Gaming
Founded in 2014, Super League Gaming (https://superleague.com/) is the world's first interactive video game league that brings gamers together for an immersive, collaborative gameplay experience in theaters throughout the country. Based in Santa Monica, California, Super League Gaming allows players to compete as they socialize in a face-to-face environment while playing their flagship game Minecraft, with plans to expand to additional games and cities in the coming months.
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