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Join Our Gym

Professional players to Collegiate Esports Athletic Director, our experienced staff will take you far in technical understanding of your game, mental fortitude, decision making, and lifestyle choices.

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Jacob Younan

As the former in game leader for the Robert Morris University Varsity CSGO team, Jacob led the team to back to back #1 national rankings and went on to play professionally in the Mountain Dew League.  He now competes with NA household name Stanislaw on BHOP's CS:GO Team, competing in ESL Challenger League. Between flying out to acting stints with Netflix, he teaches Valorant, CSGO, and Intro to Videogames 101 at BHOP Esports.

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Matthew Hixon

Matthew Hixon founded Kishwaukee College's Esports Program and currently works as the Head Coach. He is also the Tournament Director for MPN Gaming, self publisher of the ebook FGC Urban Glossary, and owner of Gamers Glorified, a Chicago-based community group. As a FGC (Fighting Game Community) player, his tournament prize earnings are in the thousands. Matthew teaches Fortnite, Fighting Games, and Intro to Videogames 101 at BHOP Esports.

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WHY FLAMINGOS?

Here at BHOP (bee-hop), we believe everyone has the profound ability to express themselves in unique ways.  Our mascot the flamingo represents the balance between work life and play life, the importance of community and belonging, socializing to let go of stressful situations, coming to terms with changes in your life, and new ideas and options that arise when you immerse yourself in the company of others.  BHOP is a safe-haven where many local gamers call home.

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