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The NBA 2K Uprising Weekend League Officially Tips Off

8 Jun , 2018  

Latest tournament from MLSE and WorldGaming Network is now open for registration
Players attempt to box each other out for over $10,000 in cash prizes

Toronto, ON | June 8 – Calling all NBA 2K18 fans! You can now officially test your squad’s abilities and register for the ‘Uprising Weekend League,’ the latest tournament from the Raptors Uprising Gaming Club (GC) and the WorldGaming Network. Not only will this tournament allow players to game on PS4 and Xbox One, but the finalists will be brought to Toronto – home of the Raptors Uprising GC – for a chance to compete on the official NBA 2K League game build for their share of the $10,000 prize pool.

Join the Uprising Weekend League

Check out our HOW TO PLAY video for the UWL

“MLSE is excited to partner with the WorldGaming Network for our next esports tournament and bring even more NBA 2K18 gaming enthusiasts together from across North America,” said Shane Talbot, Esports Manager at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). “This tournament demonstrates our commitment to making Toronto the home of competitive NBA 2K18 in Canada, and we will continue to bring more opportunities like this to fans.”
“We know that NBA 2K18 players and fans have been waiting for more competitive gaming opportunities and we are thrilled to bring them this latest tournament and league with MLSE and Raptors Uprising GC,” said Wim Stocks, General Manager, WorldGaming Network. “Players will once again get a chance to participate in a fully integrated NBA2K gaming experience that you simply can’t have anywhere else in the country.”
Uprising Weekend League is now open for registration on the WorldGaming Network, with qualifiers running every Saturday and Sunday from June 9 to July 22, 2018. Sign up your team of three today to compete for $10,000 CDN in cash. The top Xbox One team and the top PS4 team from the Online Playoffs will receive travel to and accommodation in Toronto, Ontario for the Live Finals on August 12, 2018.


Gamers can also join the conversation online by following Raptors Uprising GC on Facebook (@RaptorsUprisingGC), Twitter (@RaptorsGC), Instagram (@RaptorsGC), YouTube (@RaptorsUprisingGC) and WorldGaming Network on Facebook (, Twitter (@WorldGaming), Instagram (@OfficialWorldGaming) and Twitch (@WorldGaming).

About MLSE
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world’s premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC, Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA G-League), and TFC II (USL). MLSE also owns Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors esports franchise in the NBA 2K League, MLSE Foundation and MLSE LaunchPad, its charitable arms and MLSE Live, its live entertainment brand. It owns and operates Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square, two digital channels – Leafs Nation Network and NBA TV Canada and has a partnership with Live Nation – the biggest concert promoter in the world. MLSE has also invested in and operates five of Toronto’s sports facilities – Ricoh Coliseum, BMO Field, BMO Training Grounds at Downsview Park, home of Toronto FC’s Academy and the First Team’s practice facility, BioSteel Centre, the Toronto Raptors’ training facility and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies.

About WorldGaming Network
WorldGaming Network LP is an esports and competitive video gaming platform that facilitates online and ‘live’ tournaments, leagues and ladders, and acts as a social gaming community for competitive gamers around the world. Launched in 2006, it is the premier destination for competitive and passionate gamers, with over 8,000,000 matches played and over $40,000,000 in cash prizes paid to gamers. WorldGaming Network is owned and operated by Cineplex, a leading entertainment and media company. More information is available at

Join the Uprising Weekend League

WorldGaming Network/Cineplex Media Relations contact:
Sarah Van Lange
Director, Communications, 416-323-6728
MLSE contact:
Charzie Abendanio
Manager, Corporate Communications, 416-970-4613


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