SURREY, BC, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The eSports Lounge at Elements Casino is proud to announce its partnership with Team Canada as they aim to secure a title at the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG).
The WESG tournament begins on Jan. 12, 2017 in Changzhou, China with teams from 24 countries competing in Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). The tournament is a three-stage qualifier in which each participating team must have five players from their respective countries. The game that will be played for the win is CS:GO, a multiplayer first-person shooter game that is the leading eSports title in its category. The prize pool of the tournament is an estimated $2.5 million.
"Supporting a Canadian team at an eSports tournament of such magnitude was a unique opportunity for us as we recently launched Canada's premier eSports lounge at Elements Casino in December," said Michael Kim, General Manager Elements Casino. "We are excited to cheer on Team Canada as they take on the best the world has to offer."
"We feel great about our chances at placing high in the tournament despite being placed in a very challenging group," said Matthew Arnold, Team Canada GM. "We have gone through a lot adversity during this tournament but we compete no matter what and we know if we want to bring the title home to Canada, we are going to have to continue to fight until we have nothing left."
For a full Team Canada schedule at the WESG and more information about eSports Lounge at Elements Casino, please visit www.elementscasino.com/eSports.
About Great Canadian Gaming Corporation:
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a Canadian based company that operates gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. The Company has 21 gaming properties which consists of thirteen casinos, including a four Diamond resort hotel in Richmond, British Columbia and a four star hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick, four horse racetrack casinos, three community gaming centres and one commercial bingo hall. A key element of Great Canadian's business model is its commitment to social responsibility. "PROUD of our people, our business, our community" is Great Canadian's brand that unifies the company's community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually invests over $2.5 million in our communities, and in 2015, over 3,600 charitable organizations were supported by Great Canadian. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.
SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - Media Relations
For further information: Sonja Mandic, Director, Media Relations & Social Responsibility, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, 604.889.7114, [email protected]