Final four contestants will travel to Florida from across the globe to play for a $5,000 prize purse this Saturday, February 1
The Second Annual Tampa Bay Lightning "Bolts Chel Challenge", an NHL 20 esports tournament, heads into the final stage this Saturday, February 1 at The Fortress at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. The semi-finals, the third place, and the championship match will be held live this Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
The final four contestants will be traveling far from home to play for a $5,000 prize purse. The finalists are David Roebuck Jr. (@jrpens91) from Avalon, PA, Hans Henrik Eklund (@eken45jr) from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, Samuel Landry (@Canadiens27) from Beloeil, QC, Canada and Erik Tammenpaa (@I_Eki_I) from Espoo, Finland.
All matches will be a best-of-three format and will be streamed via the Bolts Gaming Twitch Channel at Twitch.tv/boltsgamingofficial. Stream commentary will be provided by representatives from Rare Drop, the Official Content Partners of Bolts Gaming. For those interested in attending in person as a spectator at The Fortress at Full Sail University, admission is free and open to the general public. Admittance and seating will be made available on a first-come, first served basis.
Custom Lightning Sub-Badges, Bit-Badges and Emotes are now available via the Bolts Gaming Twitch Channel. Proceeds from subscriptions and bits will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America (www.bbbs.org). In addition to proceeds from subscriptions and bits, a fundraising drive will be conducted live on stream throughout the event. Also, Bolts Gaming will be awarding a $5,000 scholarship during the event to a current student within Full Sail’s Sports Marketing and Media degree program.
Complete Game Schedule:
- 1 p.m. - Semifinal Match #1 | Canadiens27 vs. eken45jr
- 2:15 p.m. - Semifinal Match #2 | Jrpens91 vs. I_Eki_I
- 3:30 p.m. - Third Place Match | Semifinal Match #1 Loser vs. Semifinal Match #2 Loser
- 5:30 p.m. - Final Match | Semifinal Match #1 Winner vs. Semifinal Match #2 Winner
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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