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Push for video game little league gets underway in SoCal

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Video gaming could get its own little league, as a group of Southern California parents bring competitive video games to the big screen in Playa Vista.

On Monday, Super League Gaming will kick off a coast-to-coast summer tour in a rented theater at the Cinemark for an epic afternoon of the hit game Minecraft.

Roughly a hundred players, ages 7 to 17, are expected to gather for Monday's game. 

Pasadena parent John Miller is one of the Super League Gaming's founders and said the organization hopes to create the first organized Little League gaming system in the U.S. 

"I came about this as a parent, watching my kids play games at home by themselves," Miller said. "The idea of taking gaming which is kind of an antisocial activity right now and making it a social team-based activity was something that a group of us thought would be really useful in our community."

The group plans to launch a 6-to-8 week L.A. League in the fall. In the meantime, you can get tickets for Monday's game and see other matches scheduled from Seattle to Brooklyn at their site