Uptime United was established in 2019 in Hanover, MA by Sean Quinn and Tim Schneider; two parents who were looking for a program for their teenage son’s who loved (and were pretty good) at gaming. Finding a structured program where their kids could make more friends, get real pro-coaching, and play on a team turned out to be a lot tougher than they thought. Even more difficult was finding a program that had a holistic approach to gaming. Teaching kids game/life balance, exercise, nutrition, and other “life lessons” vs. just grinding to get better. They searched everywhere but found there wasn’t a team for their kids to join, so they started Uptime United and built Massachusetts premier esports facility, Uptime Esports, where teams can play like professionals.
Uptime United has grown to be the largest youth esports club in the United States, with teams playing in locations across the country. The club is founded on four core values that are the pillars of the organization; Balance, Positivity, Teamwork, and Respect. These values are the fabric of the esports club and family that has been created. Uptime United was created to dispel old myths about gaming, offering young players who are passionate about esports a chance to join the family, be part of the team and learn about more than just gaming.
Uptime United youth esports teams compete in specific age appropriate titles which include Fortnite, Overwatch, Super Smash, Rocket League, Valorant, Call of Duty, FIFA, NBA2K, Madden, and more.
Our coaches are the heart of the club and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and training to the organization. Uptime United announced in June 2019 the hiring of our first coach Jonathan “reVo” Gargoshian, who was elevated to Director of Coaching in 2020. A former 6-time North American champion and pro FPS player, “reVo” traveled the world playing in tournaments and esports events. Our coaches are in facilities all over the U.S. and include former FPS pros, college coaches, and college all-stars. The hand picked Uptime United coaches have STEM and NFHS accreditations and embody the core values of Balance, Positivity, Teamwork and Respect.