About the Tournament
Throughout the 1.5 hour live stream, GB Founder and CEO Marc Middleton will be joined by Matt Heafy to provide commentary and additional insights and stories. While the competitors will be participating from their own locations around the world, Marc and Matt will be filmed on-location from the Fortress in Winter Park, Florida. Located on the campus of Full Sail University, the Fortress is the largest collegiate esports arena in the world and home to BolderX esports. The BolderX Medical Director will also join the broadcast team to provide insight and commentary on the many benefits of online gaming, including brain health, emotional wellbeing, and improved physical performance.
Team Selection Process
Eight of the ten teams will be curated by Growing Bolder, featuring other top Twitch streamers and a parent, grandparent, or 50+ friend as part of their intergenerational team. Two team spots will be made available through a national contest, providing an opportunity for anyone to participate in this historic tournament. Those interested in participating can submit their information in the form below and a winner will be announced in May of 2021.
Insight from Marc Middleton, Growing Bolder CEO + Founder
“We’re very bullish on the future of gaming for the older demographic but there are very few fun, casual gaming experiences that can be enjoyed equally, at the same time, by pure gaming novices and experienced players alike. Among Us is the exception. It’s easy to play, fun, and inexpensive, and has emerged as one of the best pastimes for virtual socializing amid a pandemic. It’s a party game for everyone and ideal for an intergenerational tournament. As we’ve all learned during the pandemic, creating social connection opportunities is not just important, it’s critical to our overall health and wellbeing. Among Us is a game older adults can play together, or with their kids and grandkids, and everyone has a great time.”
Insight from Matt Heafy, Musician + Twitch Streamer
“Among Us is perfect for the first BolderX Intergenerational Tournament because it’s one of the most accessible games ever. It started out as a mobile game, so everyone can play it. You don’t need any fancy hardware or software. Who doesn’t have a phone, a tablet, or access to one? And it’s free on mobile.”
Compete for a Growing Bolder Prize Package!
•Limited Edition Guitar from Epiphone •Hero Black Edition Gaming Chair from Noblechairs •Bolder Box •Various products from Garden of Life (valued up to $1000) •Custom BolderX Jerseys from 3N2 •ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset•Various ASTRO Gaming merchandise •Various Epiphone merchandise