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    2018 NHL Gaming World Championship


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    You've played NHL 18, but never like this.

    This spring, the National Hockey League is organising the biggest EA Sports NHL-based tournament yet with the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship. The tournament is a versus competition, where the very top players of the world are going head-to-head first in regional qualifiers and finals, ending up with the top 6 players in the world battling it out at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada for the title of 2018 NHL Gaming World Champion. To make it even more exciting, the stakes of this tournament will be significantly greater than ever before in NHL gaming as the top 6 competitors will be fighting over a $100,000 prize pool. This is surely a massive announcement for all us NHLGamers as the tournament has so many major players involved. Some of the games will be broadcast on Viasat, Sportsnet and NBC digital channels as well as the NHL's official Twitch-channel. Details are still to be announced regarding the broadcasts, but a major boost in visibility for the NHL gaming community is expected.

    To qualify, you have to enter an online regional tournament for your console. Qualifiers are held each Saturday from March 24th thru April 14th. Each regional qualifier will determine two top players who will advance to the regional finals. The eight European finalists will compete at the Viasat Studios in Stockholm, Sweden; the eight Canadian Regional finalists will compete at Sportsnet Studios in Toronto, Ontario; and the eight US Regional finalists will compete at NBC Studios in Stamford, Connecticut.

    Check out the official video here, brought to you by NHL.com:

     

    You can see the full schedule for the tournament below:

    March 9th  Registration opens at Faceit.com
    March 24th-25th  Online qualifiers (Xbox One)
    March 31st-April 1st  Online qualifiers (PS4)
    April 7th-8th  Online qualifiers (Xbox One)
    April 14th-15th Online qualifiers (PS4)
    May 6th  European Regional Finals (Stockholm, Sweden)
    May 11th Canadian Regional Finals (Toronto, Ontario)
    May 20th  US Regional Finals (Stamford, Connecticut)
    June 19th  World Finals (Las Vegas, Nevada)
    June 20th  NHL Awards (Las Vegas, Nevada)

    In order to be eligible for the tournament you need to be a legal resident of the US, Canada or EU. You also need to be 16 years of age or older.
     

     

    So, what do you guys think? Will you be signing up?

    The thing that's for sure is that history is in the making and this is a tremendously positive thing for our community. Keep your heads up for more amazing news alike!

     

    Source: NHL.com

     

    Edited by Kenu

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    Maybe would take part but this game is so shit. Zero motivation to play 1v1. :D But im happy for this community, this is huge!!

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    On 3/10/2018 at 4:32 PM, MAYZIIX said:

    REALLY?! 

    Russians dont be able to play also here....... this is S***!

     

    That is pretty messed up. I mean they included some tax havens comprising of a rock and a mail box, as well as a country in Asia (Turkey), but no Russia or Ukraine?

    But hey, the Pope can take part!

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    1 minute ago, janbonator said:

    That is pretty messed up. I mean they included some tax havens comprising of a rock and a mail box, as well as a country in Asia (Turkey), but no Russia or Ukraine?

    But hey, the Pope can take part!

    It's really strange too that they go into such detail with places like the Isle of Man and Guernsey since they're in a way 'owned' by the UK. 

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    59 minutes ago, MartindalexC said:

    It's really strange too that they go into such detail with places like the Isle of Man and Guernsey since they're in a way 'owned' by the UK. 

    Indeed. Placing UK between France and Georgia in a list that is purportedly in alphabetical order kind of tops it off.

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    46 minutes ago, janbonator said:

    Indeed. Placing UK between France and Georgia in a list that is purportedly in alphabetical order kind of tops it off.

    They must have started typing out Great Britain for some reason instead, then realised half way through how dumb that would have been. 

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    vor 14 Stunden schrieb janbonator:

    Indeed. Placing UK between France and Georgia in a list that is purportedly in alphabetical order kind of tops it off.

    They were using the abbrevation from every Country, e.g. Switzerland = CH, United Kingdom = GB, etc. That's why the alphabetical order doesn't make sense at all.

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    On 2018-03-12 at 4:12 PM, janbonator said:

    That is pretty messed up. I mean they included some tax havens comprising of a rock and a mail box, as well as a country in Asia (Turkey), but no Russia or Ukraine?

    But hey, the Pope can take part!

    The pope is a beast at NHL 18!

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