Minecraft gamers are officially in a league of their own.
If you were among thousands of Minecraft aficionados who participated in this summer’s Super League Gaming in-theater sessions, or if you want to join the fun this fall, you can be part of the first official Minecraft Fall League series, which begins play on Oct. 6 at theaters across the country including the Chicago area.
While 8- to 14-year-olds are the primary target audience for league play, kids of all ages can sign up at superleague.com (through Oct. 1) in which teams of 4 to 7 people compete against each other using their own laptops and incorporating an aerial third-person view of the action on the theater’s big screen. A national leaderboard will track the status of all players in the six-week, after-school sessions.
One winner will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and trophy. The overall winning team will receive a $10,000 scholarship to be divided among the team members. All registered players will get a Super League jersey.
The participating Chicago-area theaters for league play include: AMC River East 21, Deer Park 16, Evanston 18, Lincolnshire Stadium 21, iPic Bollingbrook and iPic South Barrington. Sessions take place once a week at 4:30 p.m. on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays (depending on location) through Nov. 11.
You can sign up (through Oct. 1) for league play and get all the rest of the details at superleague.com. Registration fee is $100 per person.