Charity Mario Kart Tournament

Connect E-Sports hosts extra life dayton

Friday October 15th, Connect E-Sports will be hosting a charity Mario Kart LAN Tournament for Extra Life Dayton.

Racers will compete for prizes from local businesses, while all proceeds will go towards Extra Life Dayton.

Extra Life Dayton is powered by dedicated and passionate gamers who increase funds and awareness for Dayton Children’s Hospital. Every year, they host a game day, where teams or people pledge to stream for 24 hours to raise money for Dayton Children’s. This year’s game day is November 6th. To learn how to get more involved visit their Facebook page here:

“Supporting Extra Life Dayton is a no brainer for any gamer. Dayton Children’s provides the best care for children in need in Dayton, and kids deserve to feel like kids within the hospital. Video games can provide an outlet for stress and anxiety, and add in a little bit of fun for kids who are going through a tough time in their life,” Mary Baldino, Owner of Connect E-Sports.

Registration and more information for this event can be found here:

Connect E-Sports Hosts Sinclair Community College Rocket League Tournament

As a part of Sinclair Community College’s Welcome Week, they are sponsoring a free online Rocket League Tournament for their students.

This is an opportunity for students to meet each other in an online space, while competing in an e-sports tournament.

The tournament will be September 2nd at 2:00 pm, and will be live streamed and commentated to

Randomly generated teams of three will compete in a round robin group stage that will move into a single elimination bracket for the chance to earn some game time hours at Connect E-Sports, along with free t-shirts, keyboards, and mice.

Super Smash Brothers Rage Policy

Please read and acknowledge the updated Super Smash Brothers Rage Policy for Dayton Ohio’s Super Smash Community.

With trying to promote more positivity in the scene by denouncing raging, Dayton, Ohio Smash Ultimate TOs have discussed our own model for stopping excessive rage and keeping the scene moving in a positive direction. We have taken the mold of Dragon Squad ESport’s model and adjusted it to fit what we would like more.

For starters, we are bringing in the three-strike rule, with some slight changes.

1st strike is still a warning. Your first offense won’t come with any punishment other than a warning from a TO.

2nd strike will come with a 2-week suspension. During those two weeks, we ask the player in question to come up with a plan of action. This is mostly to have them figure out what they need to help keep emotions in check. Whether this be a support person, an object, a break, etc. This will be made and sent to the TOs so we can be comfortable knowing something is being done by the player in question to improve themselves.

3rd strike they will be issued an indefinite ban. The length will be determined by the TOs based on the severity of the issue at hand. For example, disruptive yelling, if the player is having brief outbursts consisting of just one or two words, it will be a month ban. Should the player be known for excessive controller throwing, it will be three months. And any player who took part in damage to high valued equipment or physical harm to another player will find themselves with a permanent ban, depending on the severity of the damage done.

To clarify more on what we mean by “excessive raging” specifically, we are looking mostly at these few subjects:

Volume: If you need to grunt to yourself, that’s understandable. However, if the whole venue can hear you shout an expletive, that is grounds for a strike.

Object throwing: This is a simple one. Don’t throw a controller. Don’t throw a water bottle. Really, just don’t throw anything. While it might seem okay if it’s your possession, your object can ricochet and hit someone or something else, which leads me to the next point.

Physical Damage: It does not matter whether to physical equipment or injuring another player. All damage caused by the player is means for an immediate warning, if not immediate ban from the venue. We are graciously allowed to use business spaces for our events. Do not waste these opportunities by damaging the equipment of the store’s

To help promote growth of character, in the instance that a player who has accumulated a strike has gone 3 months with no infractions, a strike will be removed.

This statement has been approved by the Dayton, Ohio TO team consisting of LunickTMM, DapperDeer, Gran, and Cadenza, along with being seen and approved by various other Dayton members. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to one of the four members listed.

Thank you for your time.

Dayton, Ohio Smash Ultimate Team

Connect E-Sports Hosts U.S. Navy Esports Team

The U.S. Navy Esports Team, Goats and Glory, will be visiting Dayton’s esports center, Connect E-Sports to host a local tournament for students on July 9th from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Goats and Glory is the Navy’s first-ever competitive esports team. They are traveling to Dayton, OH to run a tournament out of Connect E-Sports, Dayton’s first esports center, with various local high schools and colleges for popular esports game, Rocket League.

All the student teams will go against each other in a bracket tournament where the tournament winner will go on to play against the U.S. Navy’s Rocket League Esports team.

The tournament will be live commentated and streamed online at

“We’re very excited to work with the U.S. Navy’s esports team to expand the competitive esports scene here in Dayton, OH. Esports allow for younger generations to play the games they are already playing at home but in a structed environment similar to traditional sports to build teamwork skills among peers,” said owner of Connect E-Sports, Mary Baldino.

Connect E-Sports Partners with Vanta Leagues – Offers E-Sports Summer Camps for Kids

Connect E-Sports has partnered with online youth esports development program, Vanta Leagues.

Kids who register between the ages 9-14 can choose to be a part of one of their three two-week summer leagues starting June 21st in Rocket League, Valorant, or League of Legends. Each program provides expert coaching and mentorship that allows kids to play online with their peers in a safe, structed, and supervised environment – all while growing as a gamer and learning valuable life skills.

The summer league includes daily practices for two-weeks at Connect E-Sports (Monday – Friday 9:00 – 10:30 am).

Want to get registered or learn more? Visit here.

The University of Dayton to Partner with Connect E-Sports

This spring semester, the Department of Health and Sport Science is hosting an online e-sports tournament for University of Dayton students to compete in.

The tournament is part of the initiatives from Spring 2021 Student Activities planning group. It is co-hosted by Department of Health and Sport Science, and local e-sports center start-up: Connect E-Sports. Starting this month, students will be able to compete online in popular e-sports games such as Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, NBA2K, and Call of Duty.

“The esports are rapidly growing in popularity across college campuses. With this tournament, we hope it helps connecting UD community in an unconventional while entertaining way,” said Dr. Haozhou Pu, Assistant Professor from the Department of Health and Sport Science.

“We’re very excited to work with the University of Dayton as a new business to downtown. We believe video games can help bridge the gap of connectivity online and in real life, especially in a time like now,” said owner of Connect E-Sports, Mary Baldino. Follow both Connect E-Sports and UD Esports on social media for more updates.

Join the New Dayton Minecraft Realm

Connect E-Sports has developed a Dayton Minecraft Realm that people can join for a monthly membership to explore, build and play with other Minecraft players in the Dayton area.

Each new member will spawn in a starting house where they can then branch out and build their own home. From there, members can play as they please, or organize times for everyone to play together on our Discord chat channel #Minecraft-Realm.

Wanting to join in on the fun? Check out our webpage here to learn more info.

Bob and Mary Baldino play in the Dayton Minecraft realm on the hunt for Diamonds!

January Rocket League Tournament

Congrats to our winners of the January Rocket League Tournament on 1/16/21.

Team: 3 Cars
Members: Noah Anderson, Sam Shults, and Alexander Webb

This team took home the grand prize of $105 / $35 a person. The full highlight video can be viewed on our YouTube page here, or through the link below.

Want to get involved on our next tournament? Be sure to check out our website for updates as well as follow us on social media to stay in the loop.

Sinclair College to Offer Online Gaming Tournament with New Business- Connect E-Sports

Sinclair Community College will host an online Rocket League Tournament for students in partnership with Connect E-Sports on February 26th, 2021 that will be free to Sinclair students.

Sinclair Students participating in the online tournament will play against one another in teams of three on the popular E-Sports game, Rocket League, to provide a safe environment for students to interact with each other amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.

“We want to provide a service to our students during this time to allow them to feel more connected to each other, and revive the e-sports community here on campus. By providing an e-sports tournament, we’re looking to connect people with similar interest safely,” said Tristan Chaput, Coordinator of Student Engagement.

“We’re very excited to work with Sinclair as a new business to downtown. We believe video games can help bridge the gap of connectivity online and in real life, especially in a time like now,” said owner of Connect E-Sports, Mary Baldino.

Connect E-Sports is located in downtown Dayton at 212 Wayne Ave and provides an opportunity for people to come in and play video games, as well as offering organized leagues and tournaments. Visit to learn more.