Competitors will qualify by pitting themselves against each other in the hit game StarCraft 2. Armed with mouse and keyboard, they will match wits with response time until three emerge as victors to later fight for the right to represent their province on the national stage. Confirmed participating local tournaments in the eSports Canada Alliance include:
· Lan ETS in Montreal, QC
· BaseLAN in Winnipeg, MB
· Frag for Charity in Halifax, NS
· UBC Cup in Vancouver, BC
· SaskGamers in Regina, SK
· LAN ON in Toronto, ON
“We’re very excited to host the first Canadian-run and Canadian-owned national eSports championship,” says eSports Canada President Ken Silva. “Canada has tournaments of high quality happening in cities across the nation, but little cooperation between them to raise the profile of eSports in Canada and create a more robust amateur and professional scene—until now.”
eSports Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of electronic sports: professional competitive gameplay. Founded in Toronto in 2011, eSports Canada has held events in nearly every province and is dedicated through volunteerism to the advancement of the eSports industry. For more information about eSports Canada, please visit www.esportscanada.ca
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and released by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. A sequel to the award-winning 1998 video game StarCraft and its expansions, the game was released worldwide on July 27, 2010.
More details to follow in the coming days!