ConnCEL will run 2 asynchronous divisions after school with competitions in the afternoon and in-person championship events. The first of these divisions is a Jr. Olympics Division with Just Dance, which is part of the actual Olympic Esports Series. In later seasons, we will add other Olympic Esports, like Gran Tourismo and WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS. Similarly, our Accelerated Division will run Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as our initial game; concurrently, our partnering Esports centers will run Esports Clinics for Valorant and Overwatch 2 at least once a month, on Saturday mornings.
Jr. Olympics Division
The Olympic Esports Series (OES) is a global virtual and simulated sports competition created by the International Olympic Committee in collaboration with International Federations and game publishers. Our Jr. Olympics Division will run asynchronously throughout the programmatic year featuring Just Dance, with Gran Tourismo and WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS coming soon. Although ConnCEL is made for middle school and high school age teams, all participants that wish to try out for the Olympic Esports Series qualifiers, must be turning 16 by March of the year in which they wish to compete at the Olympic level.
The Accelerated Division is the premier Esports league for youth in afterschool programs, youth being home schooled, in middle school programs or who are in alternative education programs. Our inaugural tournament will focus on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with subsequent seasons introducing League of Legends and Rocket League for our offerings. Competing after school and days alternative to the CIAC schedule, the Accelerated Division will run 2 seasons per programmatic year and include NASEF curriculum, coach training and program implementation development.