CANADA'S FIRST-EVER OVERWATCH LEAGUE TOURNAMENT HITS TORONTO AHEAD OF OVERWATCH 2 GAME LAUNCH
August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022 (TORONTO, ONTARIO) - OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) will host Canada’s first-ever Overwatch League (OWL) tournament from September 8 to September 11 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. This high-profile best-on-best esports tournament will see the top Overwatch players in the world compete for a $225,000 USD prize pool. The Toronto Defiant Summer Showdown Tournament powered by Bell will bring together esports, gaming, sports and entertainment fans to experience an action-packed four-day event, solidifying the city’s position as a global esports hub.
The tournament takes place ahead of the highly anticipated Overwatch 2 game launch which features a Toronto map, New Queen Street. The map is a tribute to the city and a patriotic moment for the Canadian Overwatch community as it includes notable landmarks like the CN Tower, City Hall, the Gooderham Building and the iconic Toronto sign.
Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca.
- Top professional global Overwatch players
- Senior leadership from OverActive Media and the Overwatch League
- Overwatch fan community
- Overwatch casters
WHAT: Toronto Defiant Summer Showdown, Canada’s first-ever Overwatch League tournament
The live event will be a showcase of activity including tournament matches, in-venue fan activations and experiences, in-venue hosts, casters and analysts, cosplayers, and more.
WHERE: The Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2
WHEN: Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 11, 2022
2:30 p.m. ET to 9:00 p.m. ET
Onsite media access includes:
- Venue entry one hour ahead of the first scheduled match of the day
- A dedicated media room open daily
- Post-match player interviews
- Access to fans, casters, and tournament-related spokespeople
- Photo and video assets
Media credentials are required to attend and cover the event. Media credential requests can be submitted via the application link found here.
Director, PR & Communications, OverActive Media
ABOUT OVERWATCH LEAGUE
The Overwatch League™ is the official esports league of the Overwatch franchise and the first major global professional esports league with 20 city-based teams across Asia, Europe, and North America. Overwatch was built from the ground up for online competition, with memorable characters and fast-paced action designed for the most engaging gameplay and spectator experiences. To learn more about the Overwatch League, follow the League on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
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