VANCOUVER – Today, TELUS announced the launch of the TELUS Esports Series powered by Northern Arena, a six-week-long multi-tiered gaming league for Canadians age 15 and up with more than $50,000 worth of gaming and wellness prizes to be won. The TELUS Esports Series will feature the game Rocket League, a free-to-play, family-friendly sports-based video game. The tournament will take place virtually from June 12 to July 23, and viewers can watch the tournament finals which will stream on GINX Esports TV Canada on July 31 and August 1.
“With its unmatched symmetrical upload and download speeds, our world-leading PureFibre network gives customers a seamless online gaming and streaming experience, and we are proud to take that experience further with our very own TELUS Esport Series,” said Amit Nag, Vice President of Entertainment at TELUS. “As Canadians of all ages spend time online, it’s important for us to help them form healthy gaming habits, which is why we are also providing literacy programs and tips from TELUS WISE throughout the event to inspire gamers to make healthier gaming choices.”
TELUS is working with Northern Arena, a premier esports and video game content producer to bring this highly produced gaming league tournament to Canadians. The tournament will cater to each player’s comfort and skill level and players can join one of the two divisions for casual or competitive players.
“Northern Arena is thrilled about this great partnership with TELUS. We want to set the standard for esports events in Canada by producing high quality esports tournaments and leagues with high production values,” says Carl-Edwin Michel, Founder and CEO of Northern Arena. “The partnership with TELUS enables us to present the best the gaming community has to offer and the opportunity to showcase the amazing talent of esport players we have in this country.”
Kicking off June 12, games will take place over the course of six weeks with opportunities to win prizes every week by participating in the online community. Prizes will be awarded to the top ten teams in the casual division and competitive division, and include gift cards, wellness, and training sessions from Adamas, and an ultimate gaming setup from Turtle Beach.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $16 billion in annual revenue and 16 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that delivers next-generation AI and content management solutions for global brands across the sectors of technology, gaming, ecommerce/FinTech, communications/media, health care and travel/hospitality. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world.
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