Canada’s Largest XBox Tournament Set to Take Place in Niagara Falls

Hundreds of gamers will descend on Niagara Falls from May 2 – 4 to test their mettle against the toughest competition around North America. Now into its third year, the Ultimate Gaming Challenge (UGC) has grown into Canada’s largest XBox video game tournament. This year, over 450 gamers have registered to take part in the tournament.

The event features two popular gaming titles for participants to choose from, Call of Duty: Ghosts and NHL 14. In Call of Duty, participants will compete in teams of four for $20,000 in prizes. The UGC has attracted some of the top competitive teams in all of North America, with compLexity, Optic, EnVyUs and Team Curse all registered to take part.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to support the development of The Walker Living Campus at Woodend and other important school-based initiatives such as breakfast programs.

DSBN Chief Information Officer Dino Miele says he’s encouraged by how the tournament has grown over the years. “Since 2012, we’ve added over 50 teams to the Call of Duty division and registration sold out in just 40 minutes. We have also issued over 500 on-site spectator passes and expect to have tens of thousands of viewers follow the live-stream online.”

“The popularity of eSports is growing by leaps and bounds. This year’s X Games will even feature a Call of Duty tournament providing an additional avenue for gamers to be recognized for their skills and abilities,” added Miele.  

The Scotiabank Convention Centre is located at 6815 Stanley Avenue in Niagara Falls.

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