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


  • 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.

Leah Gaucher

Director, Marketing & Communications, OverActive Media


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 TwitterInstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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About OverActive Media

OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with operations in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. OverActive’s mandate is to build an integrated global company delivering sports, media and entertainment products for today’s generation of fans with a focus on esports, videogames, content creation and distribution, culture, and live and online events. OverActive owns team franchises in professional esports leagues including (i) the Call of Duty League, operating as the Toronto Ultra, and (ii) the League of Legends European Championship (“LEC”), operating as the MAD Lions. OverActive also leads OAM Live, an events arm that produces both live and online events.