Gamers to Compete in WorldGaming Network’s Annual Madden NFL Series for C$25,000 in Cash and Prizes
TORONTO | January 10, 2019 – With Super Bowl LIII just around the corner, WorldGaming Network is teaming up with NFL Canada to launch Season Two of the Madden NFL 19 Canadian Challenge, presented by Xbox. Players in the one-on-one tournament will compete for a chance to win C$25,000 in cash and prizes, as well as an opportunity to compete in a future Madden Series tournament, that has yet to be announced.
Aspiring football champions can register online today and proceed through a compelling set of online qualifiers beginning in February 2019, with online playoffs wrapping up in March 2019. Leading up to a live championship where eight lucky winners will travel to Toronto for an all-expense paid trip to the National Finals on March 24, 2019. A total of C$25,000 in cash and prizes, as well as the opportunity to compete in a future Madden Series tournament, that has yet to be announced, plus signed merchandise and a gamer experience prize are all up for grabs for gamers who don’t fumble their opportunity. Gamers must live in Canada and be 16 years of age or older to compete.
“Madden NFL is one of the most exciting sports releases every year and this year is no exception. We are thrilled to host the Madden NFL 19 Canadian Challenge this year with WorldGaming Network for gamers across the country,” said David Thomson, Managing Director, NFL Canada. “The passion and energy Madden players bring to the field is off the charts and we’re very excited to see Canada’s best gamers go head-to-head for the championship title.”
“In addition to the wonderful support of Xbox, this tournament is coming together because of forward-thinking sponsors who see the power of connections and engagements with millennials and gamers through the burgeoning esports arena,” said Wim Stocks, General Manager of WorldGaming Network. “As with other WorldGaming tournaments, our winning players will be guaranteed direct access to official professional events – we are thrilled to be able to offer this most unique set of experiences for our aspiring players!”
Registration for the Madden 19 Canadian Challenge opens today and gamers from all over the world can watch the National Finals streamed live on Twitch. Competitors can visit WorldGaming.com/Madden19CC for more information and to register.
The Madden 19 Canadian Challenge is an extension of a partnership announced last year between Cineplex, one of Canada’s leading entertainment and media companies, and the National Football League (NFL). In addition to this season’s esports tournament, football fans across the country are also invited to cheer on their favourite teams by catching the 2018-2019 NFL season live on the big screen! Now in its second year, ‘NFL Sunday Nights at Cineplex’ will screen twelve regular season games and three playoff games leading up to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on February 3, 2019, in its licensed, adults-only VIP Cinemas, where fans can enjoy food and beverage service delivered right to their ultra-wide, luxury seats.
Gamers can also join the conversation online with #Madden19CC or by following WorldGaming Network on Facebook (Facebook.com/WorldGaming), Twitter (@WorldGaming ), Instagram (@OfficialWorldGaming), and Twitch (@WorldGaming).
About WorldGaming Network
WorldGaming Network LP is an online service that facilitates tournaments, leagues and ladders for all platforms and acts as a social gaming community for competitive gamers. 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 WorldGaming.com.
About Microsoft Canada
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq “MSFT”) the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering innovation, prosperity and security through great software – any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.
The National Football League is one of the world’s most popular sports leagues, comprised of 32 franchises that compete each year to win the Super Bowl, the world’s biggest annual sporting event. Founded in 1920, the NFL developed the model for the successful modern sports league, including national and international distribution, extensive revenue sharing, competitive excellence, and strong franchises across the board. The NFL is the industry leader on a wide range of fronts.
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