Blackhawks Announce Online-Only NHL 19 Tournament

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PRIZE POOL
$7,500
CONSOLE
BOTH
START DATE
03/30/2019
FINALS DATE
03/31/2019
# OF QUALIFIERS
2
QUALIFIER TYPE
ONLINE
# OF FINALISTS
4
FINALS TYPE
ONLINE

The Chicago Blackhawks have joined the growing list of NHL teams running an esports tournament this year. In collaboration with FaceIt, the ‘2019 Blackhawks Chel Tourney’ will be hosted entirely online, which is something that we have not yet seen before.

The tournament will take place the weekend of March 30th. The qualifiers will start in the afternoon of Saturday, March 30th and the finals will be the next day on Sunday, March 31st. The total prize pool of $7,500 will be split between the four finalists – two finalists from each console.

This event is open to Canadian and American gamers only – sorry again, Euros. The format of the tournament is very similar to the Wild Gaming NHL 19 Tournament that FaceIt administered earlier this year, but will not involve a live finals event this time.

The timing of this tournament sandwiches nicely between the qualifiers and finals of the CBJ NHL 19 Tournament. Spots are limited in this tournament though, so be sure to register ASAP.

Fans can watch individual players live-stream their qualification games during the tournament (dates below) by visiting NHL 19’s Twitch page. The Blackhawks will NOT be broadcasting the Finals since this event is hosted entirely online.

The full tournament schedule and tournament format are also outlined in detail below.

Are you ready to play? Click below to register for the 2019 Blackhawks Chel Tourney.


Key Information

Tournament Schedule

EVENTFORMATTYPEDATESTART TIME (EST)  
Qualifier (PS4)Single Elimination (Bo1)OnlineMarch 30, 20192:00 PM
Qualifier (XB1)Single Elimination (Bo1)OnlineMarch 30, 20192:00 PM
Grand Final (PS4)Single Series (Bo3)OnlineMarch 31, 20192:00 PM
Grand Final (XB1)Single Series (Bo3)OnlineMarch 31, 20192:00 PM

Tournament Prizing

PLACEPRIZES
1st$2,500 + Custom Blackhawks Jersey
2nd$1,250 + Custom Blackhawks Jersey
*there are 1st and 2nd place prizes for both consoles

Qualification Process

The 2019 Blackhawks Chel Tourney consists of two online qualifiers (one per console) and a Grand Final that will be held online. The Top 2 players from each online qualifier will compete online for their share of the prize pool.

Tournament Format

Each qualifier will consist of a single elimination bracket. All matches will be Best-of-1 game series, except for the Finals, which will be a Best-of-3. This tournament will be hosted by FaceIt.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age or older to participate
  • Must be a legal resident of Canada or the USA
  • You cannot qualify on both consoles

For more information, please visit the official tournament website.


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