Cineplex is continuing its new found dedication to the world of competitive gaming by introducing national gaming tournaments to its venues. The cinema chain has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment to be able to offer the tournaments.
As presenting sponsors of the tournaments throughout 2016, Sony will maintain the right to select the title sponsor for the Canadian Championships.
The first tournament will begin Saturday January 16th with qualifying rounds to be played online, followed by matches at 24 theatres next month and a final event on March 6th.
In September 2015 Cineplex announced its purchase of eSports platform WorldGaming for $10 million, and it will utilise this for the qualifying rounds.
The initial tournament will be single player Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and there’s a total prize pool of $50,000.
Ryan Hassan, General Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment Canada said in a statement: “By collaborating with Cineplex and WorldGaming, we are able to bring one of the best experiences to gaming fans across the country.”
All participants must be 18 years or over, whilst spectators must be at least 17.