A youth esports league and children’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) franchise are opening its first-ever joint discovery center and esports league in Westbury.
XP League and Snapology, part of the world’s first youth enrichment franchise platform company Unleashed Brands, are opening the unique gaming and education center on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at the Samanea New York mall at 1500 Old Country Road.
The more than 5,000-square-foot discovery center and esports league combines activities from both XP League and Snapology, serving as a one-stop-shop experience for children. The space features three classrooms, one for Snapology, another for XP League and a third dedicated to birthday parties.
Snapology’s Discovery Center classroom engages children through STEAM activities such as coding, robotics and animation as well as creative play stations involving Lego bricks, Minecraft, Virtual Reality and more. Its core teaching methods are aimed at allowing children’s cognitive skills, social and emotional learning and sportsmanship to grow in a safe environment, while boosting self-confidence in themselves.
On the opposite side of the center, XP League offers a full line-up of coach-led esports games, such as Fortnite, Valorant, Rocket League, Overwatch, League of Legends, Apex Legends, and more.
“We are excited to bring this Discovery Center concept and esports league, together, into one facility that is unlike anything we’ve ever created,” Paul Bodycomb and Nancy Seltzer, XP League and Snapology franchisees, said in a company statement. “The new Samanea Mall in Westbury is quickly becoming a mecca for family fun and activities in the area so we’re excited to introduce Snapology and XP League to the community and bring a truly unique experience to families with children of all ages and interests, helping them learn, play and grow.”
XP League and Snapology are part of the franchise portfolio of Unleashed Brands, the parent company of Premier Martial Arts, Class 101, The Little Gym and Urban Air Adventure Parks.