NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup, Sponsored by Xbox (Overview)
3 Jan , 2018
The NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup, Sponsored by Xbox is a free to enter 1v1 NHL 18 tournament, playable on Xbox One and PS4. All players must be at least 14 years of age and residents of Canada or the continental United States (excluding Arizona, Maryland, Tennessee, and New Jersey).
Stage One: Online Qualifiers
There are two ways to qualify for the Online Playoffs: Brackets
There will be 16-player NHL 18 qualifier brackets on:
Wednesday, January 10th at 7pm EDT
Saturday, January 13th at 3pm EDT
Wednesday, January 17th at 7pm EDT
Saturday, January 20th at 3pm EDT
Wednesday, January 24th at 7pm EDT
Saturday, January 27th at 3pm EDT
Wednesday, January 31st at 7pm EDT
Saturday, February 3rd at 3pm EDT
Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm EDT
Saturday, February 10th at 3pm EDT
The top two players of every 16-player bracket will advance to the Online Playoffs.
There will also be an NHL 18 qualifier leaderboard for each of Xbox One and PS4 running from Wednesday, January 10 to Saturday, February 10.
The top four players from each leaderboard will advance to the Online Playoffs. Each leaderboard will also have separate cash prizing.
Stage Two: Online Playoffs
Day 1 – Saturday, February 17th @ 3pm EDT, for both Xbox One and PS4:
All qualifiers will be divided into groups and compete in a tournament within each group
Day 2 – Sunday, February 18th @ 3pm EDT, for both Xbox One and PS4:
The top eight players from Day 1 will compete in a single elimination bracket
The top two players for each of Xbox One and PS4 will receive travel to and accommodation in Philadelphia, PA for the Live Finals.