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.
*there are 1st and 2nd place prizes for both consoles
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.
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.