The Winnipeg Jets have launched a video game tournament to find the best player of NHL 19 to win more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.
NHL gamers 14+ will face off between January 9 to February 10, 2019 in multi-round qualifiers.
The Winnipeg Jets NHL 19 Tournament, powered by WorldGaming Network, opens its registration on January 3.
“E-sports is an incredibly dynamic genre of sport and we are excited to launch our official tournament to engage with Jets fans and ‘Chel gamers from across North America,” said Andrew Wilkinson, director of digital for True North Sports + Entertainment.
The grand finale is set for February 18 at Bell MTS Place, when the top player from each of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms will compete to be crowned the official Winnipeg Jets NHL 19 Champion.
The hockey club says the final best two of out three match will be streamed live on JetsTV and through the Jets’ social platforms, including Twitch. Following the finale, each finalist will be paired up with a Winnipeg Jets player to compete in a two-on-two “show match.”