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Dec 18, 2019
Lightning to Host ‘Bolts Chel Challenge’ NHL 20 Tournament

Final four participants will face off in front of a live audience at The Fortress at Full Sail University on February 1

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting the “2020 Bolts Chel Challenge” with qualifying matches kicking off on January 18, 2020. The final four participants will face off in front of a live audience at The Fortress at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida on February 1, 2020 for a $5,000 prize purse.

Participants will compete in NHL 20 on PlayStation 4 in a 1-on-1 format with the online qualifying being a double elimination bracket moderated by official tournament organizer, Smash.gg. Games will open on January 18 and will also take place on January 19, if necessary. The final four participants will go to The Fortress at Full Sail University for a final showdown on February 1 with the action streamed LIVE on Twitch.tv/boltsgamingofficial. The Finals will feature live best-of-three matches with the winners taking home part of a $5,000 purse.

The stream commentary will come from Rare Drop, the Official Content Partners of Bolts Gaming. New this year, Bolts Gaming is excited to introduce the official venue of the Bolts Chel Challenge, The Fortress at Full Sail University, to host the live finals event.

Bolts Chel Challenge registration will open on December 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. by visiting https://smash.gg/bolts. Participants must be 16 years of age or older and from a qualifying country to be eligible.

Fans are encouraged to follow the action and join the Bolts Gaming community across its social channels, including via Discord and Twitter.

About Smash.gg:

Founded in 2015, Smash.gg is the leading esports platform that empowers tournament and league organizers, developers, and influencers to establish and grow competitive gaming communities. Smash.gg offers feature-rich and highly scalable solutions and focuses on connecting top-down professional scenes with the grassroots organizers, players, and spectators at the heart of the community. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in Denver and Atlanta. For more information, visit about.smash.gg.

About Rare Drop:

Rare Drop is an event planning & multimedia company that specializes in eSports & gaming media. Owned & operated by some of the top content creators in the space we aim to tailor all of our experiences with the global gaming community in mind first and foremost. Our podcast network includes The Broman Podcast, Worst Radio Show, The Jam & more. In addition, our annual GCX event has raised almost $9 million for the children of St. Jude and is dedicated to fostering the next generation of charitable support through our #GamingDoesGood initiative.

About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, media, arts and technology. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its 40-year history, including most recently: One of the 2019 “Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the 2019 “Top 50 Film Schools” by The Wrap Magazine, and was also named the 2019 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.

Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 70,000+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors.


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