ABOUT THE AHGL
The After Hours Gaming League is a modern twist on traditional corporate sports leagues like softball and basketball. We encourage fun, teamwork, and friendly competition on the battlefields of top esports titles. In Spring 2018 we donated $21,550 to charity on behalf of the winning teams and had over 1700 players. All skill levels are welcome and we do our best to keep matches evenly paired. Matches happen every Saturday and the first 5-9 weeks are non-elimination matches.
Esports, or electronic sports, are multiplayer video games which are played competitively. There are a wide variety of Esports genres including Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, First Person Shooter, Real Time Strategy, Fighting, and Sports games.
While amateur players can enjoy playing esports and seek to improve their skills, full time professionals can fill stadiums with crowds of cheering fans. The League of Legends 2016 World Championships filled the Staples Center in LA with 20,000 fans while 43 million people watched the online broadcast. Top professionals can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in salaries and sponsorships, with a sizeable bonus if they win a major event like the 2016 Dota 2 finals with a $20 million prize pool.
Sean "Day" Plott offers fresh, smart Internet television content for gamers, with more than 4 million views a month and a combined 350k Facebook fans and Twitter followers.
He started his career as a professional StarCraft player where he won multiple games honors such as placing 1st at the World Cyber Games USA Tournament in 2005. He's now an evangelist for gaming, e-Sports and the gamer lifestyle. Plott's autobiographical television special, "My Life of StarCraft" has been widely acclaimed as an articulate and entertaining defense of gaming and has become a YouTube sensation, with more than 3.7 million views to date.
In 2010, Plott was named PC Gamer's "Gamer of the Year." In 2011 he was honored on the Forbes "30 Under 30" list for entertainment, and again in 2014 for games. In 2013 The Guardian called him "The biggest star in esports" and in 2016 the Golden Joysticks named him "Gaming Personality of the Year. DayTV has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," and Chicago Public Radio as well as The Economist, PCWorld, Kotaku and Business Insider.
January 7, 2016 - John Gaudiosi, Playboy
Jun 14, 2013 - Taylor Soper, GeekWire:
May 07, 2013 - John Gaudiosi, Forbes:
"Google, Amazon and Microsoft Play League of Legends and Starcraft II in ESports League"
Apr 27, 2012 - Lawrence Sontag, Inside Gaming Daily
"The After Hours Gaming League - Grassroots Grown Up"
Aug 19, 2011 - Evan Lahti, PC Gamer
"Tonight: Microsoft vs. Zynga in the StarCraft 2 After Hours Gaming League finals"
Aug 19, 2011 - Leah Jackson, G4TV
"Zygna vs. Microsoft: The AHGL StarCraft 2 Tournament Pits High Tech Companies Against One Another"
Jul 27, 2011 - Zarhym, Blizzard Entertainment
"AHGL Tech Company Tournament for Charity"
Jul 20, 2011 - Patrick Miller, PC World
"After Hours Gaming League: Tech Giants Play (Starcraft) to Win"