National Cannabis Festival ’23

The Next Level of esports

for Schools in Central Maryland/DC

The NLG Cup is Next Level Gaming’s central Maryland and Washington DC schools-only competition series for various esports games. We support esports and schools through fundraisers and other Next Level Gaming events.

The Competitions!

Schools:

Through fundraisers or other means, competitions are hosted online or at the school with our mobile game theaters, depending on which games we are competing in.  There is no limit to how many times a school can enter a single or multiple competitions.  Winning individuals and teams represent their school while competing in county competitions

County Championships:

Top players from each school in a county will compete online or at a designated location to find the best players and teams in the county.  Depending on the game and number of entrants, up to the top 5 individuals or teams from each county will compete at the next level.  

NLG CHAMPIONSHIPS:

The NLG Cup Championships for will be held once per year for each esports game in the series.  The champs will win their prizes and, assuming they are still in the same school the following year, will automatically be entered to compete the following year.

Overview:

Prizing is based on number of entrants in a given region.  The more entrants, the larger the payout.  Each region will win cash prizes.  If even two people sign up in any region, someone wins!

Schools:

  • Student/Teams Win Gift Cards or in-game currency
  • Winning Team/Students are entered into County Championships
  • Unlimited schools can register but only 24 schools can advance 
  • Schools can enter unlimited number of times (top score is the only one kept)

CountY Championships:

  • Top team from each of the 24 winning schools in the county compete for one of the 3 open spots representing that county in NLG Championships
  • Student/Teams and the winning school receive cash, gift cards, or in-game currency based on how many schools are competing in the county championships
  • Top 24 schools enter into NLG Championships
  • Prizing based on number of school entries

NLG Championships:

  • 24 Entries (from County Championships)
  • Winning team and school receives $500 each 
  • Second place school and team receive $250 each
  • Third place school and team receive $125 each 

The Games (2023)!

Offline/Local Games
Bring the Next Level Gaming mobile game theater(s) to your school for these competitions.  
  • Mario Kart
  • NBA 2k24
  • Street Fighter 6
 
Online Games
Played online from the comfort of home.  Either of the below tournaments when run as a fundraiser for the school may qualify for a free or reduced offline tournament.
  • Fortnite (Squads only)
  • Call of Duty (Warzone) (Quads only) 

The Dates (2023)!

TIMELINE:
School Qualifiers: Active now – May, 2024
County Championships: June, 2024
NLG Cup Championships: June, 2024

Entry Fee:
School Fundraiser ($10)

March 14th
Bethesda
Hagerstown

March 15th
Columbia
Cumberland

March 16th
Baltimore City
Havre De Grace

March 17th
Annapolis
Easton

March 21st
Westminster
Upper Marlboro

March 22th
Waldorf
Washington, DC

March 23rd
Hunt Valley
California

March 24th
Frederick
Salsbury

Game Zone and Tournaments

Sponsored by SELECT.Com

We have a custom claw machine coming in that people can play for a chance to win, we also have a bunch of temporary tattoos to apply on-site. 
This is all in addition to the tournament winners receiving the arcade units. 2 of the smaller units w/ Pac-Man and a few other games and 1 large unit with an emulator attached.

The Games!

Compete in a great selection of games for FREE with super cool prizes!

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

  • Game Time – 1:00pm
  • 4 players at a time
  • First to win 2 rounds
  • Gaming Arcade Unit

NBA 2k23

  • Game Time – 4pm
  • 2v2 games
  • Single Elimination
  • Gaming Arcade Unit

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

  • Game Time – 7pm
  • 4 Player free-for-all (first round)
  • Finals 1v1
  • Prize – Large Arcade Cabinet with Emulator

The Prizes!

All Select Game Zone prizes can be redeemed
at the Select tent right next to the arena

Register to Compete NOW!

Register to compete in Tetris, Super Smash Bros, and NBA2k23 at the National Cannabis Festival for your chance to win!

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