Detroit Red Wings to Host 2019 Esports Face-Off, Featuring EA SPORTS NHL ’19, at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, Feb. 24
Red Wings, Detroit Sports Commission and Royal Oak-based GamerSaloon to sponsor 16 qualifying EA Sports NHL ’19 tournaments, with each winner invited to Little Caesars Arena for live event on Sunday, Feb. 24
Top-three finishers in Little Caesars Arena live event will receive cash prize, with tournament champion earning $5,000
No entry fee will be required for qualifying tournaments or live championship event participants
Red Wings will take on San Jose Sharks at Little Caesars Arena at 3 p.m. on Feb. 24
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings, with support from the Detroit Sports Commission, today announced the development of the 2019 Esports Face-Off, featuring 16 qualifying EA SPORTS NHL ’19 Tournaments and a live championship event at Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit on Sunday, Feb. 24.
The Red Wings will sponsor 14 online 1-on-1 qualifying tournaments and two live qualifiers at High Score eSports in Ferndale, Mich. All tournaments will be played on the GamerSaloon tournament platform, with each qualifying tournament winner invited to Little Caesars Arena for a 1-vs-1 live event on Sunday, Feb. 24. The championship game will take place after the Red Wings vs. San Jose Sharks game (3 p.m. start) at Little Caesars Arena, with a cash prize pool of $8,000. The top three finishers in the live event will receive a cash prize, with the tournament champion receiving $5,000, second place earning $2,000 and $1,000 for the third-place finisher.
Qualifying tournament winners that advance to Little Caesars Arena for the live event will be provided two (2) tickets for the Red Wings-Sharks game. Family members and friends of participants will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the game at a discounted group rate.
Participants for all 16 qualifying tournaments, including the two live qualifiers at High Score eSports (366 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220) will register online with no entry fee required. To register, visit DetroitRedWings.com/Gaming. Registrants for the qualifying tournaments will have the option to play EA Sports NHL ’19 on either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 system. The live qualifying tournaments will feature one tournament on the Xbox One system and one on the PlayStation 4 platform. At the live event at Little Caesars Arena, qualifying tournament winners will compete using the console he or she used in the preliminary tournaments. The championship game will be played on the Xbox One system.
Below are the dates for online qualifying tournaments. Visit DetroitRedWings.com/Gaming for details regarding single – and multiple-day tournament formats and specific start times. Each launch date will be for one PlayStation 4 tournament and one Xbox One tournament. One day tournaments are online qualifiers that start and finish in the same day. Players must be available for multiple hours during one-day qualifiers. All tournaments will begin at 7 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted.
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 (One Day Tournaments; Xbox One and PS4)
Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 (One Day Tournaments; Xbox One and PS4)
Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 (One Day Tournaments; Xbox One and PS4)
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 (One Day Tournaments; Xbox One and PS4)
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 (One Day Tournaments; Xbox One and PS4)
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 (Live qualifiers at High Score eSports; Xbox One and PS4)
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 (One Day Tournaments; Xbox One and PS4)
Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 (One Day Tournaments; Xbox One and PS4)