Cineplex, WorldGaming Sign Deal with Sony Computer Entertainment Canada
Cineplex and WorldGaming announced details around a new, comprehensive partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Canada (“SCEC”) as well as its first in a series of national video gaming tournaments. Registration opened on Jan. 11 for the ‘Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Tournament Presented by PlayStation’ featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops III, one of the most popular game franchises of all time.
The one-vs-one tournament’s Online Qualifiers will be produced by WorldGaming and the Regional Finals and Canadian Final events will be hosted at Cineplex theatres across Canada.
With $50,000 in total prizing up for grabs, the winner of the tournament is going home with $20,000 cash and $8,000 and $3,500 will be lining the pockets of the second and third place winners respectively. Other prizing for gamers and the spectators cheering them on includes free movie passes, games, consoles and of course, bragging rights. Registration to play and compete in the ‘Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Tournament Presented by PlayStation’ featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops III is absolutely free.
“It’s great to launch this series of national gaming tournaments with one of the biggest titles in the industry – Call of Duty: Black Ops III,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations at Cineplex Entertainment. “Partnering with PlayStation will create an event the likes of which the gaming community in Canada has never experienced.”
Cineplex and WorldGaming also announced an exciting new partnership with SCEC, a world leader in interactive entertainment and gaming hardware. The deal gives SCEC the exclusive rights of Presenting Sponsor as well as the ability to select the Title Sponsor for all Canadian Championship tournaments through to December 2016. It also provides access to promotional and advertising opportunities through on-site signage at events as well as online, in Cineplex Magazine and Le Magazine Cineplex and during the Pre-Show at Cineplex theatres across Canada.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting initiative that unites Canadian game enthusiasts with some intense competition,” said Ryan Hassan, General Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Canada (PlayStation). “By collaborating with Cineplex and WorldGaming, we are able to bring one of the best experiences to gaming fans across the country.”
The ‘Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Tournament Presented by PlayStation’ featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops III will begin with Online Qualifiers from January 16 – February 7, 2016, moving to Regional Finals in 24 Cineplex theatres across Canada on February 21, 2016. The tournament will culminate with the Canadian Finals event on March 6, 2016 in Toronto. Click here to see the list of the 24 communities hosting the Regional Finals tournaments.
Gamers must be at least 18 years of age to compete for title of Canadian Champion. Spectators purchasing tickets to attend the Regional Finals and Canadian Final events will need to be 17 years of age or older and are encouraged to visit Cineplex.com/GameOn for more information or WorldGaming.com/Cineplex to register.