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FLREC logo The FRPA Florida Recreation ESports Council (FLREC) is working together with Mission Control to bring Florida the first Recreational Esports State Championship presented by the Florida Mutineers. This championship is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for children and adults to come together and compete in something they love: playing video games.

REQUIREMENTS | Only park and recreation departments can enter teams into the Florida State Championship. All players must be listed on a registration form provided by a registered park and recreation department. Agency membership is not required but discounts on registration fees may be given based on membership with FRPA. Players of all ages allowed entry. Players will compete on the Mission Control platform. Complete roster is due to the FRPA state office by July 28 (no exceptions). Registration will open in June. Join the email list to be the first to hear about updates regarding the Esports State Championship 
QUALIFIERS | Agencies are encouraged to conduct their own qualifying series or one time event to determine the players that will compete at the state level but this is not a requirement. Agencies may alternatively select their team from existing programs. Teams can consist of up to 18 players used across the three games. Players can use one entry per game.
Click here to join the eConnect Esports Community to share ideas and discuss qualifier questions. 

[Note: registration fee covers all18 players. There are not separate fees for each game. The "team" you send to the state championship consists of the players you put forward in each game's sub teams.]

Local Agency Qualifiers | June 21 - July 23

Parks and recreation departments across the state will host qualifiers for their community and advance their best gamers to compete in FRPA’s Esports State Championship! Agencies are encouraged to conduct their own qualifying series or one time event to determine the players they advance, but this is not a requirement. Agencies may alternatively advance their qualifying team(s) from existing programs. See: Creating Your Own Team Qualifiers | Email Template (Qualifiers) | Social Media Templates (Qualifiers) | Benefits and other information related to esports in your community from Mission Control.
Deadline to Report Qualifying Players | July 28
Agencies can report up to three teams per game (up to 18 players total) to represent their agency
State Championship | August 13 - August 28
Players from across the state will virtually compete in the video game they qualified for, referencing the Mission Control app for match schedules and standings. Prizes will be given and winners will be acknowledged at the Annual FRPA Conference in Orlando on September 1, 2021. Preliminary matches will be on the second and third weekend of August, with playoffs occurring the following weekend. (your agency does not have to be a Mission Control user but each player will need to sign up for a free Mission Control account)

FRPA is not responsible for internet quality during games. It is the player's responsibility to ensure they have adequate upload and download speeds to not incur lag or quality issues.
Players of all ages are allowed one entry per game. 
Agencies can report up to three teams per game (up to 18 players total) to represent their agency; participants can compete on more than one team but cannot play multiple times in one game.
Fortnite | Duos
Rocket League | 3x3 play
Super Smash Brothers | 1v1 
See Official Game Rules for additional information. 
If you are using Mission Control for qualifiers, see this set of Game Rules. 

State Championship powered by Mission Control | Watch the Session from June 3, 2021
Mission Control Platform 101 | TBD

Introducing a partnership with Mission Control
Mission Control gives organizers the tools to host rec leagues, like summer softball or intramural volleyball, but for Fifa, Fortnite, and other popular video game titles instead. Through this partnership we are excited to announce the first ever Esports State Championship that will take place this August, powered by Mission Control. Mission Control is a St. Louis, Missouri, company with a mission to gather and grow communities. By focusing on recreational esports, Mission Control utilizes the nature of gaming to create digitally organized social experiences that drive connection through shared passions and playful competition. Mission Control will be hosting a National Championship in July: Read more about the US Parks and Recreation ESports Championship here.