CANEX gaming series returns

This year’s CANEX Championship Gaming Series will feature the game Rocket League. You can register a team to play or watch the action live on Twitch Oct. 25-27.

This year’s CANEX Championship Gaming Series will feature the game Rocket League. You can register a team to play or watch the action live on Twitch Oct. 25-27.

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Canadian Armed Forces sports are a way for military members to build camaraderie through friendly competition, and in the modern day that notion is expanding to include e-sports or competitive video gaming.

The CANEX Championship Gaming Series is back for its fourth year running from Oct. 25-27, and registration is now open, with early-bird prize draws available to those who sign up before Sept.12.

This year’s contest features Rocket League, a popular multiplayer game described as a “high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem”, which won the most votes in an online poll of potential participants taken to choose this year’s game.

Each team consists of three players and an alternate, with one player filling the role of Team Captain. All team members must already have, or be eligible to apply for, a CFOne Card, and be 19 years of age or older as of Aug.1. All games are played online and players can take part from any location.

Each member of the winning team will receive the first-place prize package, which includes an ACER 32” Curved Monitor and a MSI Urban Raider Backpack with Laptop Loot Box, keyboard skin, and gaming cap. The total first-place prize package is valued at more than $900. Those who register before the early bird cutoff will be entered into a draw for two MSI and ASUS gaming laptops – these prizes will be awarded to randomly-selected individual players, rather than to the team as a whole.

Further prizes will also be given to the second-place team, as well as gift card draws open to all players, and for non players who check out the action as it streams live on Twitch, a selection of routers, controllers, keyboard sets, and gift cards will be handed out during the online Viewers’ Draw. Organizers say the total value of prizes to be handed out is more than $8,000.

For more information and to register a team, visit http://canex.ca/ccgs

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