2nd City Showdown

hype nation's only boys event poised to be an Instant Classic at the Wintrust Sports Complex

2nd City Showdown is a tournament presented by HYPE Nation at the Wintrust Sports Complex on February 3-4, 2024. This event is open to USAV, AAU, and JVA teams.

Event Details:

  • Age Divisions: Boys 14 Open, 16 Open & Club, and 18 Open & Club
  • Cost: $350
  • Location: Bedford Park, IL

Check out our recap from 2023!

Hype Nation hosted their first all-boys event of the season, the 2nd City Showdown in Bedford Park, Illinois. The event was held at the SFM-managed Wintrust Sports Complex over the weekend as they welcomed 195 teams.

Among the winning teams, Hype Nation was proud to present scholarships to teams through the AAU volleyball program. The sponsorship includes buying the entry fee to the AAU National Tournament for teams that won open divisions. Congratulations, guys!

Hype Nation would like to extend a special thank you and shout out to two of our event sponsors. Mikasa for providing the tournament balls for all games and 431 Sports who provided all of the champion medals. Without the support of our sponsors, we wouldn’t be given the opportunity to work with other exceptional industry partners! Below is a list of the division champions from the 2nd City Showdown.

For a full list of scores from the 2nd City Showdown event, click here.


Boys 14 Club: Ultimate B 14 Blue

Boys 14 Open: Academy 14 Adidas

Boys 16 Club: Pipeline 16-2

Boys 16 Open: Academy 16 Adidas

Boys 18 Club: Ultimate B18 Blue 

Boys 18 Open: MVC 18-Greek

Ultimate B14 Blue
Ultimate B14 Blue

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HOTELS: We are happy to provide discounted hotel room rates in partnership with AwayTeam Travel. If you require assistance with booking your lodging, contact AwayTeam Travel at support@awayteamtravel.com, or call 813-591-5259.

STAY TO PLAY: As a Reminder, all Hype Nation events are “Stay-to-Play” events. All teams must book accommodation’s via AwayTeam Travel. AwayTeam Travel is HYPE Nation’s official housing provider. Failure to comply with this requirement may lead to revocation of a team’s acceptance in the tournament. It is a “Stay-to-Play” for teams outside the 75 mile area.


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Wintrust Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art indoor center and a premier destination for sports tourism in Chicagoland and beyond. You’ll feel right at home in Bedford Park, a town known for its hospitality. Just 10 minutes from Midway airport and 5 minutes to a plethora of manicured hotels – it’s the perfect location!

  • 8 Full-Sized Courts
  • One Championship Court
  • Laser Tag/Laser Frenzy
  • Arcade
  • E-Sports Cafe
  • Flexible Meeting and Event Spaces
  • Cafe with Full Kitchen Service & Lounge
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