Winning Team to Represent Canada at the CWL Anaheim Open
Gamers Competing for $65,000 Prize Pool
TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - (TSX: CGX) – WorldGaming and Cineplex announced that registration opens today for the Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championship Series Presented by PlayStation®. The tournament will see teams of four from across Canada competing in Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare for over $65,000 in cash and prizes as well as the Championship title. The winning team will also automatically earn a team pass and represent Canada at the CWL Anaheim Open, a major event in the schedule for the Call of Duty World League, Presented by PlayStation for a chance to earn CWL Pro Points to qualify for the CWL Championship.
Teams can qualify for the tournament through one of ten Online Qualifiers hosted on WorldGaming.com beginning January 28, 2017, or through one of 24 Regional Qualifier events held live at their local Cineplex theatre on February 26, 2017. From there, 64 teams will compete in Online Play-offs where the top eight teams from across Canada will receive an all-expense paid trip to Toronto for the National Finals, held at Scotiabank Theatre Toronto on March 26, 2017.
With over $65,000 in cash and prizes, the winning team from the Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championship Series Presented by PlayStation will go home with $20,000 cash – $10,000 and $4,000 will be awarded to the second and third-place teams respectively. Other prizing for gamers and the spectators cheering them on includes movie passes, games, consoles and of course, bragging rights at the CWL Anaheim Open as the winning team competes on the North American stage.
Since hosting Canada's first national tournament this past January, Cineplex and WorldGaming have hosted thousands of online and in-theatre matches, awarded nearly $200,000 in cash and prizes and crowned two Canadian Champions and one Championship Team.
- March 6, 2016 – Call of Duty®: Black Ops III – $20,000 winner: Allameen "TheAnonAlly" Ally
- May 29, 2016 – Street Fighter V – $10,000 winner: Henri "Chi-rithy" Oung
- August 21, 2016 – Uncharted: A Thief's End – $50,000 winning team: SetToDestroyX, featuring Allameen "TheAnonAlly" Ally, Bradyn "Skzzyy" Gardiyash, Keynes "X_dex_" Ng, Tim "P-iston" Li, and Nicholas "HacKiEE" Brewer
Click here to see a list of the 24 theatres hosting Regional Qualifier tournaments and for more information related to dates, eligibility and team registration. Registration to play and compete is free.
Gamers are encouraged to visit Cineplex.com/GameOn for more information and to register. They can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #GameOn or by following WorldGaming on Facebook (Facebook.com/WorldGaming), Twitter (@WorldGaming) or Instagram (@WorldGaming), and PlayStation Canada on Facebook (Facebook.com/PlayStationCanada and (Facebook.com/PlayStationCanadaFr), Twitter (@PlayStationCA) or Instagram (@PlayStationCA).
WorldGaming acts as a social gaming community for competitive gamers to interact with one another and with brands, targeting the gamer demographic. 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. Owned and operated by Cineplex, WorldGaming is an online service that facilitates tournaments, leagues and ladders for all platforms. More information is available at WorldGaming.com.
Cineplex ("Cineplex") is one of Canada's leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food service, amusement gaming, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Media, The Rec Room and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE – Canada's largest entertainment loyalty program.
Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 164 theatres with 1,676 screens from coast to coast, serving approximately 77 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Galaxy Cinemas, SilverCity Cinemas and Scotiabank Theatres. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX. More information is available at Cineplex.com.
PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
CALL OF DUTY is a trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc.
Activision Publishing, Inc., Major League Gaming Corp, and their affiliates are not sponsors of the Cineplex/WorldGaming Canadian Amateur eSports Tournament. Activision's name and logo, Major League Gaming's name and logo, and/or the "Call of Duty" name, logo, and/or materials are used for purposes of promotion and/or prize description only and such use is not intended to suggest or imply their participation, sponsorship or endorsement of the Cineplex/WorldGaming Canadian Amateur eSports Tournament.
For further information: Media Relations contact: Sarah Van Lange, Director, Communications, Sarah.VanLange@Cineplex.com, 647-287-9582; Investor Relations contact: Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Pat.Marshall@Cineplex.com, 416-323-6648