Yet again, we bring you joyful news about the success of some of our very own NHLGamer members. A while back, NHL franchise Washington Capitals announced the Capitals Esports Face-Off, which is a versus tournament open to EU and NA players on PS4. The tournament is played in a double elimination format, alike the NHL GWC. Four online qualifiers will be organized leading up to the final event in Washington D.C. on February 22nd. On top competing for a hefty $10,000 prize pool, the top 3 of the tournament will also have a chance to represent the Washington Capitals at the 2019 Chel Classic on March 19th. The Chel Classic is a 3v3 format show match against the top 3 players of the Bolts Chel Challenge, hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The first online qualifier was held on Saturday, January 12th 2019 and we're happy to inform you that our very own @Eki is advancing undefeated from the winners bracket and @Eken45jr has managed to pave his way through to the finals after beating Regs84 in the losers bracket final. As stated, Eki moves on undefeated and Eken moves on with one loss on his record, that loss being against Eki.
Check out the absolutely crazy game between Eki and eken45jr called by our friend SleevelessGaming:
Here is the OT game winner against Regs84 that sent eken45jr to Washington D.C.:
The Capitals Esports Face-Off will continue as follows:
- January 19th - Second Online Qualifier
- January 26th - Third Online Qualifier
- February 2nd - Fourth Online Qualifier
- February 22nd - Final Event
- March 19th - 2019 Chel Classic
More info and registrations over at https://smash.gg/tournament/capitals-esports-faceoff/details
Congratulations to Eki and eken45jr on behalf of all of NHLGamer!
Your NHLGamer Editor,