NBA All-Star joins Leafs' Kyle Wellwood and NY Giants' Osi Umenyiora
as part of Canada's premier gaming, entertainment and technology
TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - Insight Sports Ltd. and Xbox Canada announced
today that Toronto Raptors forward and two-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh will
challenge one lucky gamer to a face-off in a game of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 08
on Saturday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m. at nDEX: Northern Digital Expo, presented
Following Bosh's EA SPORTS Madden NFL 08 tournament, the Raptors forward
will host an autograph session during which the first 100 fans to line-up on
Saturday will get the chance to meet the NBA All-Star.
"I'm thrilled to be part of this event and am looking forward to taking
on my fans in EA's Madden NFL 08 Tournament on Xbox" says Chris Bosh. "Being a
huge gamer, I've been practicing and will be fully prepared to take on some of
the best gamers in Canada."
To be eligible to participate in EA's Madden NFL 08 tournament, gamers
can email Xbox Canada's Jade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A total of 24 registrants will be randomly selected to participate in the
tournament at nDEX: Northern Digital Expo on Saturday, November 3 from
11:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The tournament's champion will win a chance to
face-off against Bosh on the Ford Main Stage.
Bosh is one of three professional athletes who will participate in the
festivities at nDEX: Northern Digital Expo. He joins previously announced
sport celebrity attendees Kyle Wellwood of the Toronto Maple Leafs and NFL Pro
Bowl Defensive End Osi Umenyiora of the New York Giants.
Wellwood will appear at nDEX: Northern Digital Expo on Sunday, November 4
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. As part of his appearance, Wellwood will compete
in Ford Play a Pro activity zone against Nelson Triana, Canada's top ranked
professional video gamer. Wellwood will also host an autograph session and
serve as a celebrity judge for the finals of the $5,000 AMP Guitar Hero III(C)
Umenyiora, one of the NFL's sack leaders this season and a 2005 NFL Pro
Bowl star, will be attending nDEX on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. to challenge fans in EA's Madden NFL 08 tournament. He will also be
signing autographs and hosting an interactive question and answer session with
Held at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, in Toronto from
November 2-4, nDEX: Northern Digital Expo is Canada's premier gaming,
entertainment and technology festival. nDEX: Northern Digital Expo will be
open to members of the public on Friday, November 2 from 12:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday,
November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tickets to attend nDEX: Northern Digital Expo are available at the door
and can be purchased in advance by visiting www.northerndigitalexpo.com.
Founded by Insight Sports Ltd., nDEX: Northern Digital Expo is Canada's
ultimate interactive experience. The three-day event will feature a variety of
entertaining and interactive options, headlined by the 2007 Ford Major League
Gaming (MLG) Canadian Open - a professional video game competition.
Registration for the 2007 Ford MLG Canadian Open is open to gamers of all
ages and skill levels, including both amateurs and professionals. Further
information on the event is available at www.mlgcanada.com.
About Insight Sports Ltd.
Insight Sports Ltd. is a leading sports media and entertainment company
which creates and distributes sports and entertainment content across multiple
platforms, including broadcast television, DVD, on-line, mobile, in-arena and
Insight Sports operates three specialty television networks: GOLTV Canada
(www.goltv.ca), a 24-hour soccer network; WFN: World Fishing Network
(www.wfn.tv), North America's only network devoted entirely to fishing; and
GameTV (www.igametv.com), the only Canadian television network that gives
viewers a chance to win great prizes every day, simply by tuning in. The
company owns and operates the Grand Slam of Curling, the most prestigious
events on the World Curling Tour and Ford Major League Gaming Canada
(www.mlgcanada.com), an affiliate of Major League Gaming and the largest
organized league and international sanctioning body for professional video
gaming. Insight Sports also manages Wayne Gretzky's official website,
www.gretzky.com and holds a significant interest in the NHL Network
(www.nhlnetwork.ca), a 24-hour hockey channel.
Aquila Productions Inc., a leader in sports television production, is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Insight Sports. Based in Toronto, the principal
shareholders of Insight Sports include Larry Tanenbaum (Kilmer Enterprises
Inc., a subsidiary of Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited) and MWI & Partners. For
more information see www.insightsports.com.
About Major League Gaming
Major League Gaming (MLG) is the largest organized league and
international sanctioning body for the world's fastest growing competitive
sport: professional video gaming. Recognized as the global governing authority
for millions of competitive gamers worldwide, MLG's ongoing professional video
gaming tournaments have attracted competitors from over 28 countries. Major
League Gaming Canada - a property of Insight Sports - is the first expansion
for this professional video gaming league outside of the United States and
will be highlighted by a series of online tournaments throughout the summer
and fall, including the 2007 MLG Canadian Open, presented by Ford Canada,
which will be held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto from November 2-4.
For more information see www.mlgcanada.com.
For further information:
For further information: Eric Michalko, Communications Manager, Insight
Sports Ltd., Phone: (416) 593-0915, ext. 253, Cell: (647) 669-0900, Email: