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May 30, 2019, 09:00 ET Students from UQAT/UQAM Team Up to Win ESAC's Student Video Game Competition 2019

Entertainment Software Association of Canada's Student Video Game Competition 2019 #SVGC2019 TORONTO, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) supports the growth...


Oct 29, 2018, 09:00 ET Canada - A Nation of Gamers

New research shows majority of Canadians play video games and see positive benefits TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - New research conducted by NPD Group for the Entertainment Software Association of...


Jun 07, 2018, 06:00 ET Student Video Game Development Strong in Quebec - Montreal Team Wins ESAC's Annual Student Video Game Competition

TORONTO, June 7, 2018 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada's (ESAC) 4th annual Student Video Game Competition drew in a record number of submissions for 2018. This year's title...


Nov 01, 2017, 10:09 ET Strong Video Game Industry Central to Canadian Tech Ecosystem - New Report

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's video game industry continues to cement its role as a pillar of Canada's new tech economy, according to new research conducted by Nordicity and published today...


Jun 12, 2017, 12:13 ET Video Game Industry Welcomes New Global Talent Immigration Stream

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) today applauded the Federal government's introduction of a new Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign ...


Jun 07, 2017, 12:39 ET Montreal Team Wins ESAC Student Video Game Competition - "Zorya" to be Showcased at E3 2017

TORONTO, June 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) announced today that a team from Polytechnique Montréal and Centre NAD has won the association's third annual...


Mar 21, 2017, 12:03 ET Video Game Industry Available to Comment on Federal Budget

TORONTO, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) will be available for comment immediately following the release of the federal budget tomorrow. ESAC President...


Mar 08, 2017, 10:44 ET Canada's Video Game Industry Applauds Federal Court Ruling on Copyright Circumvention

TORONTO, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) applauds the Federal Court's recent decision against Go Cyber Shopping Ltd. in a case against one of the world's ...


Nov 02, 2016, 12:14 ET Canada's Video Game Industry Welcomes Federal Government Commitment on High-Skilled Foreign Workers

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) welcomes the commitment made by Finance Minister Bill Morneau in yesterday's fall fiscal statement in regard to...


Sep 12, 2016, 09:34 ET Mobile Games Surge - Mobile Devices Now Most Popular Gaming Platform in Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - To mark National Video Game Day, the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) today released new stats about Canadian gamers. The new research features...


Jun 09, 2016, 14:04 ET Canadian Skills in Video Game Development Showcased at E3 Expo - ESAC Highlights 2nd Student Video Game Competition Winner

TORONTO, June 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) is proud to announce that Arrow Heads, a game developed by students from Sheridan College, will be showcased at...


Mar 03, 2016, 15:07 ET Canada's Video Game Industry Calls for Federal Government Leadership on Digital Skills Training

TORONTO, March 3, 2016 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) today released a report prepared by Dawson Strategic with recommendations on how the federal government can play ...


Nov 16, 2015, 06:15 ET Canadian Video Game Industry Continues to Grow; Increasing its Importance in the New Economy

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian video game industry had a banner year in 2014, continuing a meteoric growth that demonstrates its critical place in Canada's new digital economy. Those...


Jun 11, 2015, 11:37 ET ESAC Student Videogame Competition Winners Announced

Zeta Busters to be Showcased at E3 Expo TORONTO, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - A team from the Vancouver Film School (VFS) has taken first place in the Entertainment Software Association of Canada's (ESAC)...


Nov 20, 2014, 16:35 ET Majority of Canadians Back Continued Support of Canada's Video Game Industry

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - A majority of Canadians support continued public investment in Canada's video game industry according to new research published by the Entertainment Software...


Jun 10, 2014, 14:45 ET Video Games Developed and Published in Canada Central to 2014 E3 Expo

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Again showcasing Canadian talent and creativity, an impressive number of Canadian developed and published video games are taking centre stage at this year's...


Jun 11, 2013, 19:37 ET Canadian-made Video Games Flexing Muscles on World Stage at E3 Expo

LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - A slew of Canadian-produced video games are on display at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo), putting a spotlight on the strength and vitality of...


May 31, 2013, 08:00 ET Canadian Video Game Industry Critical Component of New Digital Economy and Source of National Pride; Contributes $2.3 Billion to GDP

OTTAWA, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - In a keynote address at the Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC), Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) today...


May 28, 2013, 06:00 ET Media Advisory - ESAC President & CEO to Present New Research on Canadian Video Game Industry

TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) President & CEO Jayson Hilchie will be delivering a keynote address at the Ottawa International Games Conference...


Jul 03, 2012, 11:48 ET ESAC supports copyright reform and encourages swift implementation

TORONTO, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) supports the Federal government's reform of copyright and welcomes the passage of Bill C-11, the Copyright...


Jun 05, 2012, 15:23 ET Canadian video games shining at E3 Expo

LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - A slew of major Canadian-produced video game titles are shining at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo), highlighting the strength and vitality of...


Nov 03, 2010, 11:29 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Women and Girls To Discuss Video Games

VANCOUVER, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) and Women In Games Vancouver (WIGeh) will be hosting a panel discussion with women from Vancouver's video game...


Oct 29, 2010, 12:19 ET Canadian Gamers Going Social

39% playing more social games TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has released its annual Essential Facts, a snapshot of the Canadian computer and video...


Jun 02, 2010, 17:06 ET Canadian Video Game Industry Welcomes Strong Action on Copyright

TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) today congratulated the Government of Canada on its introduction of copyright reform legislation which will help...


Apr 14, 2010, 10:05 ET Canadian Video Game Industry Proposes Strategy to Win In the Digital Economy

TORONTO, April 14 /CNW/ - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) today released a paper entitled "Game On, Canada! Playing to Win in the Digital Economy". The paper calls for a...