YMCA and Mission Control team up to bring esports to communities across greater Dallas area

DALLAS (July 12, 2021) – Today, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced Mission Control, a leading recreational esports software, is working with the Dallas YMCA. After seeing much success in its esports programs, the Dallas YMCA has chosen to utilize the Mission Control platform as it allows them to create an even better experience for players, while also working to gather a larger digital community. The switch to the Mission Control platform provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for children and adults to game together in the local Dallas community with an organization they trust.

The Dallas Y launched esports in the spring as an innovative approach to engaging youth through the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer, the Dallas Y will host leagues and players who will compete across FIFA 21, Brawlhalla, Rock League, Mario Kart, NBA 2K21 and Mario Kart, virtually using the Mission Control platform.

Not only do esports require teamwork, communication, critical and strategic thinking, creativity, sportsmanship and leadership, but they also help kids develop friendships and provide an educational opportunity through developing STEM skills that can help with a future career path. Currently, more than 200 colleges and universities offer nearly $15 million in esports scholarships.

As with all YMCA leagues, YMCA esports will encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and mutual respect for others.

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About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Founded in 1885, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in communities across North Texas, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of impact: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved, please visit

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