Metro Esports is at the Maplewood Family YMCA

The hub for immersive gaming, tech education, and community experiences is now in Rochester, NY. Perfect for all ages and skill levels, our lounge combines the excitement of esports with learning and camaraderie. Join us for a unique gaming journey!

What’s Happening in the Maplewood Lounge?

2024 Summer Camps

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Open Hours 7 DAYS PER WEEK!

Mon-Thur: 4:30-8pm Fri 4:30pm-6pm Sat: 12pm-3pm Sun 12pm-2pm

Main Offerings

Weekly Events

Participate in thrilling gaming leagues, tournaments and other weekly events, packed with competitive fun.
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Summer Camps

Upgrade your tech skills at our engaging gaming and tech education summer camps.



Celebrate in style with our themed gaming parties and convenient rentals.

How Can I Access the Metro Game Lounge?

Discover the ultimate gaming experience with Member Hours — your passport to unlimited gaming, seven days a week. This benefit of your YMCA membership unlocks access to a top-tier esports and gaming facility where anyone can explore over 100 games across the latest and greatest consoles and industry-leading esports-grade PCs. It’s a safe, supervised space that promotes healthy gaming habits, encourages social interactions, and sparks new friendships. Players earn Metro Coins through active participation, challenges, and weekly events, which can be exchanged for exclusive prizes ranging from educational courses and gaming gear to merchandise and gift cards. With seasonal updates to games, activities, and rewards the excitement never fades, keeping the gaming experience fresh and rewarding.
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25 Driving Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14613

Gaming Equipment

Q: What consoles and games do you offer?

Consoles: Xbox Series X, Playstation 5 and Nintendo Switch
Games: Fortnite, Rocket League, Overwatch 2, Valorant, League of Legends, Minecraft, Roblox, Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, Brawlhala, Madden 24, FIFA 24, MLB The Show 24, NBA2K24, Plants vs Zombies, Among us, Mario Kart, Mario Party, Super Stars, Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Fall Guys, Overcooked 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Dragon Ball Fighter Z and Pokemon Unite.

NOTICE: Children 12 and under will have some game account restrictions

Q: What are your PC specs?


  • Intel Core™ i7-14700KF 5.6 GHz 
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 TI SUPER 
  • 1TB Corsair MP600 NVMe
  • 2790 ATX Motherboard
  • Corsair iCUE LINK H100i  RGB AIO
  • CORSAIR RM850x Shift Series

Q: Why should my child participate in esports?

  • S.T.E.A.M Learning: Esports fosters the development of technical skills, critical thinking, and creativity, inspiring interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Metro Esports offers a variety of exciting and educational S.T.E.A.M programs, courses, classes, and workshops, including coding, game design, game development, computer building, animation, graphic design, broadcast engineering, content creation, and more.
  • Social Development: Esports promotes teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills, bridging social gaps and creating strong bonds among diverse groups. It offers an outlet for team-based competition beyond traditional sports, promoting sportsmanship and a competitive spirit.
  • Career Opportunities: The global esports market is projected to reach $3 billion by 2025, offering many career paths in various fields. Engaging with esports introduces children to numerous career opportunities and learning pathways.
  • College and Scholarships: Over 200 U.S. colleges offer esports scholarships, totaling more than $15 million annually. In 2021, over 5,000 esports scholarships were awarded, opening doors to higher education for talented students.
  • Skill Development: Participation in esports enhances hand-eye coordination, attention, visual acuity, problem-solving and strategy skills, self-confidence, and socialization.

Q: What safety and security measures are in place to protect my child?

  • Monitoring: Constant staff supervision and coaching ensure a safe environment.
  • Software and Hardware Safety: We utilize a combination of software and hardware for 24/7 in-game voice and text monitoring, weekly activity reports, and threat notifications for issues like online predators, bullying, hate speech, sexual content, and scams.
  • Background Checks: All staff have undergone Federal background checks, state background checks, and Child Abuse Clearances.
  • Health and Safety Protocols: Strict cleanliness standards and emergency procedures are in place.
  • Age Restrictions: Games are age-restricted based on the participant’s date of birth and the game’s rating.

Q: What should my child bring to the esports lounge?

  • Gaming Consoles and PCs: We provide the latest state-of-the-art gaming consoles and PCs, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch. Participants can sign in with their own account on PCs or use a Metro “house account” available for all gaming titles. Personal PSN, Xbox, or Nintendo accounts cannot be used on consoles.
  • Equipment: All PCs are equipped with industry-leading peripherals, including a headset, keyboard, mouse, mousepad, headset stand, microphone, and webcam.
  • Personal Items: Visitors may bring their own controllers or peripherals if preferred. Note that Metro or the YMCA are not responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen items.

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