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Playlabs TM Esports Coming to the Hawk in Farmington Hills

The City of Farmington Hills is proud to announce the grand opening of the City’s first playlabsTM esports, a subcategory of the gaming industry where teams participate in organized, primarily online, video gaming competitions. The new offering will be available to gaming enthusiasts on the third floor of the Hawk Community Center. To mark the occasion, a ribbon cutting is planned at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023, in conjunction with the City’s annual Kick Off 2 Summer event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hawk Community Center, located at 29995 W. Twelve Mile Rd.

Playlabs™ esports has been created to foster community, productivity, and provide opportunity for local gamers. In addition to game specific skills, the resource intends to enhance effective communication, preparation, and overall health and fitness of users as part of a comprehensive strategy to create better players, teammates, and leaders. In addition to the many gaming offerings, the playlabs™ at the Hawk will also provide a unique space for curated events including parties and rentals.

“In addition to the grand opening of the City’s first esports facility, we are also planning to unveil a variety of new programs and additional opportunities in partnership with playlabs™,” said Ellen Schnackel, director of Special Services, Farmington Hills. “Organized gaming is an excellent addition to the many programs and services already available to community members at the Hawk.”

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting to hear from playlabs™ founders Nathaniel McClure and Neil Nosakowski regarding their mission of connecting local students and higher education. Following the event, the space will be open for guests to explore and learn about this unique approach to gaming and the mutually beneficial relationship with the City of Farmington Hills.

For more information and hours of operation for playlabs™ at the Hawk, visit or email To learn more about Farmington Hills Community Center, the Hawk, call 248-699-6700 or visit

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