Rainbow Six Canada Nationals: Ubisoft Canada partners with Enthusiast Gaming for Year 2

Rainbow Six Canada Nationals have announced that in thier second year they will be partnering with the gang at Enthusiast Gaming. You can check out the details below, the winners will compete for $15000 at this years EGLX.

UBISOFT CANADA PARTNERS WITH ENTHUSIAST GAMING FOR THE SECOND YEAR OF THE RAINBOW SIX CANADA NATIONALS

Canadian teams will compete for a $15,000 CAD prize pool

MONTREAL, CANADA – May 28, 2019 – Today, Ubisoft Canada announced the second year of the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals. The video game publisher is partnering with Enthusiast Gaming for this year’s competition, featuring the popular Canadian-made Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, to once again crown Canada’s best R6 team!

Presented by Ubisoft Canada and powered by Enthusiast Gaming, the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals will kick off in June 2019. This year’s competition will consist of two stages, with the live LAN finals taking place on October 20 in Toronto at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX), Canada’s largest video game expo. The top four Canadian teams that make it through the group stage will earn their chance to compete for a $15,000 CAD prize pool.

The tournament will begin with the first two-day Open Qualifier, where each team (made up of all Canadian players) will compete for their chance to participate in the elimination rounds of the Canadian league. Once league play begins, each team will face off over eight weeks, ending with the top four teams securing their spot at the finals. This year will also see the return of last year’s champions, Team Canada, who will earn a buy into the Stage 1 elimination round. For more information on the format and rules, please visit the
official Rainbow Six Canada Nationals page.

Stage 1 Open Qualifiers will take place on June 29 and 30 and then again on July 6 and 7, followed by the Stage 1 elimination league play broadcast live each weekend in July. Stage 2 Open Qualifiers will start on September 7. At the end of each stage, the two top-ranked teams will have secured their place at the live Grand Finals in Toronto.

“We are very excited to bring back the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals for Year 2. Partnering with Enthusiast Gaming, this year promises to be a year of stellar matches, great times and exciting moments for players and fans alike! We cannot wait to see how this year will unfold!” says Adam Climan, esports and communications manager at Ubisoft Canada.

Additional details regarding spectator opportunities for the Grand Finals will be revealed closer to the event in October and fans are encouraged to follow
Ubisoft Canada on social media for real-time updates with #R6CN.

Canadian Rainbow Six Siege players can register their team for the Canada Nationals today, and find more information about the tournament at
r6canadanationals.com.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/siege and the Facebook page.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017-18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit
www.ubisoft.com.

About Enthusiast Gaming
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast Gaming is the largest vertically integrated video game company and has the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s organic and acquisition strategy, it has amassed a platform of over 150 million monthly visitors across its network of websites and YouTube channels. Enthusiast also owns and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX, (
eglx.ca) with approximately 55,000 people attending in 2018. For more information on the Company, visitwww.enthusiastgaming.com.

About Waveform Entertainment
Waveform Entertainment Inc. is a leading Canadian broadcast and production agency specialized in the gaming and esports industry. Founded in 2018, Waveform has been on the leading edge of live event production and broadcast for several years and services clients all around the world. Learn more about Waveform at 
http://waveform.gg

Canadian teams will compete for a $15,000 CAD prize pool

MONTREAL, CANADA – May 28, 2019 – Today, Ubisoft Canada announced the second year of the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals. The video game publisher is partnering with Enthusiast Gaming for this year’s competition, featuring the popular Canadian-made Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, to once again crown Canada’s best R6 team!

Presented by Ubisoft Canada and powered by Enthusiast Gaming, the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals will kick off in June 2019. This year’s competition will consist of two stages, with the live LAN finals taking place on October 20 in Toronto at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX), Canada’s largest video game expo. The top four Canadian teams that make it through the group stage will earn their chance to compete for a $15,000 CAD prize pool.

The tournament will begin with the first two-day Open Qualifier, where each team (made up of all Canadian players) will compete for their chance to participate in the elimination rounds of the Canadian league. Once league play begins, each team will face off over eight weeks, ending with the top four teams securing their spot at the finals. This year will also see the return of last year’s champions, Team Canada, who will earn a buy into the Stage 1 elimination round. For more information on the format and rules, please visit the
official Rainbow Six Canada Nationals page.

Stage 1 Open Qualifiers will take place on June 29 and 30 and then again on July 6 and 7, followed by the Stage 1 elimination league play broadcast live each weekend in July. Stage 2 Open Qualifiers will start on September 7. At the end of each stage, the two top-ranked teams will have secured their place at the live Grand Finals in Toronto.

“We are very excited to bring back the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals for Year 2. Partnering with Enthusiast Gaming, this year promises to be a year of stellar matches, great times and exciting moments for players and fans alike! We cannot wait to see how this year will unfold!” says Adam Climan, esports and communications manager at Ubisoft Canada.

Additional details regarding spectator opportunities for the Grand Finals will be revealed closer to the event in October and fans are encouraged to follow
Ubisoft Canada on social media for real-time updates with #R6CN.

Canadian Rainbow Six Siege players can register their team for the Canada Nationals today, and find more information about the tournament at
r6canadanationals.com.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/siege and the Facebook page.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017-18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit
www.ubisoft.com.

About Enthusiast Gaming
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast Gaming is the largest vertically integrated video game company and has the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s organic and acquisition strategy, it has amassed a platform of over 150 million monthly visitors across its network of websites and YouTube channels. Enthusiast also owns and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX, (
eglx.ca) with approximately 55,000 people attending in 2018. For more information on the Company, visitwww.enthusiastgaming.com.

About Waveform Entertainment
Waveform Entertainment Inc. is a leading Canadian broadcast and production agency specialized in the gaming and esports industry. Founded in 2018, Waveform has been on the leading edge of live event production and broadcast for several years and services clients all around the world. Learn more about Waveform at 
http://waveform.gg

Road To EGLX: 2018 - One Finger Death Punch 2

Leading up to EGLX this year we’ll take a quick look at all the developers at the show. You can get tickets to EGLX here, and remember that Patron’s save 10%.

A game coming out of the minds at Silver Dollar Games comes One Finger Death Punch 2, featuring lightning fast gameplay, two-button controls, stickmen, couch co-op, and more. They’ll even be having a tournament at EGLX. Trailer down below.

One Finger Death Punch 2, the world’s fastest brawler returns with its unique two-button gameplay. Using our 1:1 response system, players will feel the bone-crunching impact of every button press. Just remember, do not button mash.

Road to EGLX: 2018 - Riverbond

Leading up to EGLX this year we’ll take a quick look at all the developers at the show. You can get tickets to EGLX here, and remember that Patron’s save 10%.

Next up in our road to EGLX is Cococucumber’s Riverbond, a co-op hack-n-slash in a voxel world. I got the play this at the last EGLX and had a lot of fun - easy pick up and play mechanics, and cool destruction. It’s coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.

Cococucumber is a Toronto-based independent game studio, co-founded by Martin Gauvreau and Vanessa Chia. They are on a mission to create original games with a dash of charm and a striking visual style. Games by Cococucumber include Bunny Bonker, Planet of the Eyes and the studio’s upcoming voxel couch co-op hack and slash, Riverbond.

Road to EGLX: 2018 - Uncaged World Fighters

Leading up to EGLX this year we’ll take a quick look at all the developers at the show. You can get tickets to EGLX here, and remember that Patron’s save 10%.

First up on our Road to EGLX is not a video game, but a card game combining mix martial arts and games like Yi-Gi-Oh. ZeMind Games will be at the show with Uncaged: World Fighters where you can pick up the game of which you can check out a how-to video below.

UNCAGED: World Fighters is a 2 player card game designed to simulate the action of a mixed martial arts fight! Players can select fighters from a diverse, international roster of martial artists, each representing different fighting styles. They can also strategize the downfall of their opponents by designing their own decks. By taking moves from different martial art techniques, players can punch, kick, and choke their way to victory and become a champion!

EGLX Gives $95000 To Pitch Competition Winners

Figured this would be a good evening to talk about some competition winners. EGLX (which happened this weekend, and was great) had a pitch competition where they gave away a combined $95000 to independent studios/creators in the area.

MightyYell Studios, Oddbird Studios, Falling Squirrel, and Steph were the winners, and we'll have more on their work in the coming months right here on TorontoGameDevs.

Road to EGLX: Oddbird Studios - Arrow Heads

Continuing our Road to EGLX, we're looking at Arrow Heads from Oddbird Studios - a game we've actually talked about for a while now. It launched back in September, after winning Level Up, and now will be at EGLX for all to play.

If you'd rather play before hand to get some skills and dominate one of its Game Designers Brendan (it won't be hard), you can pick the game up on Steam. Check out the trailer below.

Make sure to pick up some tickets to the show!

Road to EGLX: Voidless Studios - The Forgotten Void

EGLX is just right around the corner, and there are a bunch of studios show casing their games at the show - we've already talked about a few and next up is Voidless Studios! They'll be showing thier minimalist adventure game The Forgotten Void.

Many centuries ago, 2 worlds were formed, the Null World and the Overworld. Humanity existed on the Overworld while the Null world was inhabited by Null entities, mystic creatures that brought evil and chaos to the Overworld. When the 2 worlds were created, a portal known as the Gateway was created that that linked the 2 worlds, where humans and Null entities could come in and out. However, 9 other portals were also formed that led to void fragments that were keys to unlock the Void core in the Gateway which would destroy the Null World. Void Guardians were humans of the Overworld that defended humanity against the invaders of the Null world but as time went on, Void Guardians were few and far between while the Null world slowly consumed the Overworld. 

As one of the last Void Guardians that survived from the Great War, our hero is suffering from amnesia due to their injuries in the war and as they wake up several months later, they hope to recollect their memories by traveling through the cities of the Overworld. 

They'll be EGLX this weekend, and can check out this page to find their (or others) specific booth. You can also pick up tickets to the event here.

Road to EGLX: SkyPyre - The Blobs Fight

Continuing our Road to EGLX we're now going to look at SkyPyre's upcoming party game The Blobs Fight. It's something that I didn't actually know about until looking at the studios going to EGLX so I'm pretty excited to get my hands on it. They'll be at booth I25.

The Blobs Fight is a silly, over-the-top arena party game about creatures of blob like nature, fighting each other to the blash! (Blob for death). Run around as a blob attacking other players to knock pieces of them off, collect those pieces to get bigger, be the largest or the last one standing, profit.

Road to EGLX: Reptoid Games - Fossil Hunters

Next up on our Road to EGLX we'll look at one of the more recent releases coming out of Toronto. Reptoid Games will be at the event showing off their game Fossil Hunters (which you can pick up on Steam right here).

You can buy tickets to EGLX right here.

Road to EGLX - Salvadora Studios - The Floor Is Made of Lava

As mentioned in the earlier post about the EGLX gaming schedule, we'll be doing a lead up to EGLX by taking a look at all the local (and non-local) game studios at the show. First one up is Salvadora Studios which is working on The Floor Is Made of Lava.

"Our primary goal is to create great games. Great games that feel fun to play, and reward you for using your brain. We plan on remaining as independent as possible. We want to make our own choices and make our games unique. We all believe that fun in games should be a given, and the relationship between developer and player be a friendly and mutually beneficial one."

The Floor Is Made of Lava is about imagination, just like how when we were kids we would imagine the floor is made of lava - Salvadora Studios takes a similar approach.

"As Jimmy searches for his brother within his house, his imagination gets carried away and whisks him off on a grand adventure through many worlds. Face off against pirates, escape from stampeding dinosaurs, or take on a proud dragon!

As a mix of genres somewhere between Mario and Megaman but not quite a Metroidvania, Jimmy will need to defeat bosses in order to gain the equipment they guard. Use these to battle or avoid enemies in new ways or figure out combinations to break through tricky sections of platforming. Most of all, go find those secret paths that you couldn't access earlier! They may lead to interesting upgrades or challenges!"

They actually have a demo up on the site, and will be at EGLX next weekend. You can follow the game on Steam as well which is set to release soonish.