Lost Tribe Esports Tournaments
The Buffalo Jewish Teen Initiative is thrilled to announce our partnership with Lost Tribe Esports (LTE), a safe online community for Jewish teen gamers by facilitating tournaments for a variety of video games. We’re excited to offer our Buffalo teens this platform to connect and game!
LTE’s online platform provides our community with unlimited access for teens (ages 13 and up) to a range of safe, monitored, online, esports-based connections.
What is Lost Tribe Esports?
- A 24/7 gaming and social hub for teens. Our community has a ‘home base’ on LTE’s private Discord* server
- Unlimited access for Buffalo teens to congregate virtually
How does it work?
- Teens sign up via a custom link that leads directly to our home base (it’s quick and easy).
- There, they socialize with peers from our community and find partners for gaming.
- They can also branch out to other channels within the Lost Tribe Esports server, connecting and gaming with Jewish peers from
- around the world.
- 24/7 Online Gaming/Social Hub
- Online Tournaments
- “One-and-done” online tournaments in a variety of non-shooter games, offered two-three times weekly
- No fee
- Teens register in advance; enter virtual lobby 30 minutes before start time to claim spot in tournament
- Duration: approximately three hours
How Lost Tribe Esports promotes Jewish Values
- Promote informal Jewish learning, including Jewish values-infused gaming rules; “Game to Give,” tzedakah opportunities; and more
- Build new Jewish relationships, as teens engage actively with Jewish peers from around the world
- Help keep teens engaged with their Jewish friends and their connection to their community during COVID-19 shutdown and beyond
Discord & Safety
What is Discord?
- Discord is an instant messaging platform (similar to Slack), for online gamers. LTE uses it to connect teens through voice and text chat rooms. The Buffalo Jewish Teen Initiative will have a private channel to serve as a home base online connecting our community.
- The server also contains various channels dedicated to teens’ favorite games, which helps encourage participation.
What do teens do on Discord?
- Communicate! Voice chat, text chat, and video chat
- Connect with Jewish teens locally, and globally
- Find partners for 1-on-1 and team games
- Participate in online tournaments
What about safety?
- LTE has instituted several layers of protection to safeguard teens and their data. They operate in consultation with their advisor on cyber safety and cyber ethics, Ben Halpert.
- Automated bots monitor our server to find and remove inappropriate language, 24/7.
- All participants must be at least 13 years old
July Tournament Schedule
Madden NFL 20 – Sunday July 12 | 2 – 6 PM
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Wednesday July 15 | 1 – 4 PM
Minecraft Survival Games – Sunday July 19 | 2 – 4 PM
Fortnite-Solo (all platforms) – Wednesday July 22 | 1 – 5 PM
Game Pigeon 8-Ball (Girls Only) – Monday July 27 | 7 – 8 PM
You can register to participate in tournaments on Discord, or visit the Lost Tribe Esports website using the button below!