North By Northeast (NXNE) announces Canada’s largest free e-sports event ever withGame Land at Yonge-Dundas Square. Brought to you by NXNE Omen by HP, and car2go, Game Land will welcome over 30,000 gaming enthusiasts, novices and pros in the heart of downtown Toronto to witness the best professional gamers in the world to kick off the 2017 edition of NXNE. Fans are invited to take part in the all ages free event, celebrating gaming and technology from June 16 – 18.
Top North American players in Starcraft II, will compete at this year’s Game Land for a $10,000 cash prize. The event will be broadcast live on NXNE’s twitch.tv channel with top industry experts serving the live play-by-play.
“The gaming phenomenon is something we are really excited to be a part of and share with the fans in Toronto,” said Michael Hollett, NXNE President/Managing Director. “We are going to transform Yonge-Dundas Square into a gamer’s paradise and whether you’re a professional, amateur or just a fan, there will be something there for everyone to experience and enjoy.”
Additional highlights of this NXNE Game Land include:
- Street Fighter V: 128 player tournament – 12 systems and a free play area;
- Super Smash Brothers: 128 player tournament – 16 systems and a free play area;
- A viewing party for the CEO Fighting Games Championships being held simultaneously in Orlando, Florida;
- VR demonstration
- Exhibitor zone.