Fayetteville adds Mario Kart and Call of Duty leagues to esports program


The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation division has added Mario Kart and Call of Duty Warzone to its new esports program which features sports-based video game leagues.

Mario Kart league is for players of all ages, while Call of Duty Warzone is for players ages 16 and up. The cost is $5 per person and registration is available online at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/recreation.

The Mario Kart league is designed for Nintendo Switch 150 cc racers, and will feature eight races each week, beginning Jan. 12 and continuing through Feb. 2. Two races per week will be played on Tuesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Standings will be cumulative, and the player with the most points at the end of the season wins. Prizes awarded to the top finishers at the end of the league.

The Call of Duty Warzone league is accepting registrations now for XBox, Playstation and PC players ages 16 and up. There will be two matches per week, scheduled for Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 through Feb. 4. Standings are cumulative and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.

For more information about the city’s Esports program, visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/esports.