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A Parent's Guide to Super League's City Champs

Everything parents need to know about Super League’s City Champs Minecraft. 

If you’ve got a son or daughter who loves to play Minecraft, then the Super League’s City Champs event is right up your alley. Perhaps your child has already approached you recently asking to play Minecraft in a movie theater with their friends. If this is your first time hearing about such an event, then don’t worry. We’ll cover everything parents need to know about Super League’s City Champs and how to participate in this fun gaming experience.

City Champs Minecraft 

Super League is working to gather gamers in a whole new way by organizing social gameplay events at movie theaters nationwide. City Champs Minecraft is just one iteration of this memorable gaming experience. Gamers get the rare opportunity to play Minecraft in a movie theater auditorium while competing against other kids in competitive PvP game modes. 

The City Champs Minecraft event consists of a four-week competition where 12 Super League City Clubs compete with one another to become the best in the nation. A total of 60 gamers battle it out in seven Minecraft game modes to represent their City Club at a designated movie theater in their city, playing their favorite game on the big screen while meeting new friends in the process. 

Super League Tickets 

A ticket to participate in City Champs costs $60 for three guaranteed gameplay events, each lasting over 90 minutes long, with a possible fourth event if the City Club qualifies for The Grand Final. Plus, parents and non-gaming attendees receive free admission to watch their child compete. Gamers ages 17 and younger are welcome to participate in City Champs events. 

When compared to the cost of other extracurricular activities, the Super League City Champs event is actually a great deal. Participants receive their own Official Club Jersey, access to seven unique game modes and exclusive Heroes, and a chance to meet other kids who share the same passion for playing Minecraft. Tickets and refunds for Super League City Champs events are handled online at SuperLeague.com

What You Need to Bring 

Here’s a checklist of what you need to bring to each City Champs Minecraft play session:

  • Your child, sporting their City Champs gaming jersey
  • Your own laptop, with the latest version of Minecraft installed
  • Extra laptop peripherals (charging cable, mouse, etc.)
  • Enthusiasm for the big day! 

Aside from purchasing a ticket, you’ll need to know your child’s online Gamer ID and logins for their Software accounts in order to log into the game on event day. This information is required at registration. 

On the day of the big event, each player will need to bring their own fully-charged laptop with Minecraft version 1.11.2 installed. Mobile editions of Minecraft on tablets, iPads, or Chromebooks cannot be used for this event. The Super League does not have extra laptops available, so be sure to come prepared. 

Why Your Child Should Participate 

Although Minecraft may seem like a mere game to some, it can actually be used as a great learning tool. Learning the game mechanics of Minecraft helps teach kids the fundamental principles of math, engineering, and spatial orientation while promoting creativity at the same time. 

The moment your child sees their creations on the big screen is a moment that will stick with them for a lifetime. They also have the opportunity to socialize and make lasting friendships with other gamers in their area who share a love for Minecraft. 

Competing with other City Clubs for a spot in The Grand Final encourages strategic thinking and is essentially an exercise in team building. After participating in City Champs Minecraft, your child will come home with new social and analytical skills that will last them a lifetime. 

City Champs Minecraft Locations

City Champs Minecraft events will be held in multiple cities over the coming months. Head over to the City Champs Minecraft event page for details on the dates and times for each city’s gaming sessions. The participating theaters and locations are as follows:

Cinemark Playa Vista and XD

12746 W Jefferson Blvd #3190, Los Angeles, CA 90094

Cinemark Paradise 24

15601 Sheridan St, Davie, FL 33331

Cinemark Seven Bridges and IMAX

6500 IL-53, Woodridge, IL 60517

Cinemark 17 and IMAX Theatre

11819 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75234

Cinemark Memorial City Houston

Memorial City Mall, 310 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024

Redwood Downtown 20 and XD

The Old Spaghetti Factory, 825 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063

Century 16 Boulder

Twenty Ninth Street Mall, 1700 29th St., Boulder, CO 80301

Century 16 Santa Fe Station

4949 N Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89130

iPic Redmond

Redmond Town Center, 16541 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052

iPic Fulton Market

11 Fulton St New York, NY 10038

Showcase Cinema de Lux, Patriot Place

Patriot Place, 24 Patriot Pl. Foxborough, MA 2035

Harkins Theatres SanTan Village 16

SanTan Village, 2298 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296

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Larryn Bell

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