How good are your skills in EA Sports NHL 18?
Registration opened today for the Snider Hocker Cup Sponsored by Xbox, Powered by WorldGaming – a competitive video gaming tournament that is played across North America.
Players will be able to join the online qualifiers on January 10, 2018 where they will compete for a spot with the Live Championships at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia on March 7, 2018. Up for grabs is $17,500 in prizes including cold hard cash, merch, apparel, tickets and more. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, and all finalists will attend a game between the Philly Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins that evening at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and WorldGaming will offer compelling, engaging content and a gameplay experience in the US and Canada, all while raising money for the over 3,000 student-athletes who participate in Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation programming.
The tournament has three stages: online qualifiers will run from January 10 through Feburary 10, 2018, online playoffs from February 17 through February 18, 2018, and the Live Championships at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Finalists will also attend the game between the Philadelphia
Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins that evening at the Wells Fargo Center. The Championship at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia will be open to the public. Fans can support Snider Hockey by visiting esyhf.org.
“The WorldGaming team is thrilled to be partnering with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation to bring this exciting competitive gaming tournament opportunity to players and fans throughout the US and Canada, especially given the support and awareness this will bring to the many student-athletes of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and its great cause and mission,” said Wim Stocks, General Manager, WorldGaming.
Registration for the tournament is available starting today at WorldGaming.com/SNIDER-NHL18. This tournament is open and eligible to all players in the US and Canada who are 14 years of age and older, on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Gamers can also join the conversation online by following WorldGaming on Facebook (Facebook.com/WorldGaming), Twitter (@WorldGaming), Instagram (@OfficialWorldGaming) and Twitch.
On a side note, Comcast Spectacor, the company Ed Snider founded and led as its Chairman until his death in 2016, recently established a professional esports team, the Philadelphia Fusion, which competes in the Overwatch League. Comcast Spectacor owns both the Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center, and is an ongoing supporter of Snider Hockey.