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Indiana Soccer eCup Tournament

Congratulations To All The Participants & Champions -  Indiana Soccer eCup 

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After two days of competition, nearly 400 players from all across the state of Indiana were narrowed down to our first four official Indiana Soccer eCup Champions!  Our diverse field of participants included players from as far North as Goshen and as far south as Seymour, and everywhere in between. 

 

Representing just the first of many future Indiana Esports events, our first batch of competitors showed us the good sportsmanship, kindness, and competitive fire that we all aim to instill in our players and we could not be more proud to be represented by our first four Champions.  There will be more announcements to come for our follow up leagues, tournaments, and events this summer and beyond.

 

In order to accommodate more players and give a fuller experience, the tournament was opened the second day and the format adjusted so all players could return and play. All players who attempted to participate in Friday's event received a pass into Saturday’s event as well. Those that performed well on Friday, were weighted into seeding for the tournament.

 

The tournament was a world cup style format. Players were grouped into two age categories: 13 - 15 years of age and 16 - 19 years of age. All players, both male and female, were grouped by age only. Tournament participation was done using an Xbox One or Play Station 4. Players that play on an Xbox One, were matched against players also using an Xbox One. Players that play on a Play Station 4, were matched against opponents also using a Play Station 4.

 

"Last weekend the inaugural Indiana eCup was played.  Over half of the Indiana Soccer member clubs were represented – huge participation for a first of its kind", stated Dave Guthrie, Indiana Soccer’s executive director. "The players had fun; they demonstrated their skills and confirmed their appetite for more".  Guthrie also stated that Indiana’s is considering an expanded esport format and will be announcing these plans so please stay tuned.  If you have thoughts or ideas on esports formatting etc., please contact Gus at gus@soccerindiana.org

About The Tournament

Date: April 10th - 11th, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, (Friday April 10th & Saturday April 11th)
Age Groups: 13 - 15 years & 16 - 19 years
Console: Xbox One or Playstation 4
Format: World Cup Style
Registration: Closed

Registration Closing Date: Thursday April 9th, 2020, (9:00 pm Eastern Time)
Fees: $0.00

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Indiana Soccer is excited to announce the inaugural ONLINE Indiana Soccer eCup FIFA 20 tournament starting on April 10 - 11th, 2020. This tournament is an ONLINE event and is available to all players registered with an Indiana Soccer member club. The player, upon registration, will identify which club they are representing when they register. The club will be able to view on the club portal how many players are representing their club. The more players represented….the more points a club can earn. 

The tournament will be a world cup style format. Players will be grouped into two age categories: 13 - 15 years of age and 16 - 19 years of age. All players, both male and female, will be grouped by age only. Tournament participation will be done using an Xbox One or PlayStation 4. If you play on an Xbox One, you will be matched against a player also using an Xbox One.  If you play on a PlayStation 4, you will be matched against an opponent also using a PlayStation 4.  Players from across the state that want to participate in the tournament can register as early as Friday April, 3rd, 2020.

NOTE: Registration for the tournament closes at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, April 9th, 2020.

If you are having trouble please email Shawn at: shawn@harenadata.net or Gus at gus@soccerindiana.org

eCup Tournament registration

Is this the same thing as the Champions eLeague?

No, this is a brand new event that we want to be a mass opportunity to expose esports to players across the state and represents the first step in establishing a state-wide, competitive tournament.  The Champions eLeague Season officially starts Thursday, April 2, and will continue to operate weekly before and after the Indiana State eCup completes.  Players are welcome to compete in both.  We also have a Coaches league that starts Tuesday, April 2.  If you wish to have your players (or coaches!) sign up for the league, please send them this link:  https://fifa.gyo.gg/lg/indiana-soccer-club-esports-series/

Why are you doing a tournament as well?

We know that Clubs have been overburdened with everything that is happening in our world today.  We placed a lot of emphasis on Club participation for the League and saw that many clubs simply could not dedicate the resources to understanding the program or promoting the league.  With this Indiana State eCup, we can become the guiding force and centralize our messaging around a single, fun digital event that all players can participate and that can drive players to register for Club portals.  We believe this State eCup represents a catalyst to get kids excited and on your Club Portal, so you can begin further developing digital programming for your players.

How do I prepare my club for registration?

Some clubs have already created their club portals and are ready to go.  Make sure your Club Portal has all of your information you want to share with your incoming players.  For clubs that have not, we have created placeholder club pages on the platform so that players may begin joining and associating to your club.  You can visit your club by finding yourself in the Indiana Soccer Members List here:  https://gyo.gg/conference/indiana-soccer/members/

Once you locate your club, click on it.  You will see buttons on the right side of the screen, including one that looks like three vertical dots.  Select this menu, then choose the option "Claim this Listing."  Input your information, and ownership of the club will be transferred to you once we verify your identity.

How will this promote my Club?

All players will choose which Club they are a part of when they sign up for the tournament.  This information will follow them during the promotion process, so they will effectively be promoting your Club for as long as they are alive in the tournament.  Following the conclusion of the event, the Player will be recognized for their accomplishment, as will the club from which they came.

All players who sign up for the tournament are also added to your Club Portal automatically, which will help you begin building your base of players to begin doing more events in the future

What about the 12 and under players?

When moving to the online space of esports, there are numerous considerations around player data privacy including the (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ) COPPA regulations.  In short, these laws do not allow for children under the age of 13 to directly have access to online accounts such as those required for participation in these leagues.  It is *very* important for us to include all players regardless of age, and we are currently working with our technology providers to create a solution to allow parental registration that would keep us in compliance with COPPA rules.  We anticipate being able to announce special leagues and tournaments for our younger players sometime in the month of April.  

Do players get to customize their own teams or are they professional clubs?

Players will be playing head to head using the online friendlies game mode. Players can select any MLS clubs and all teams are rated at 85 overall for fair play.

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