Montreal Esports secures a spot in Blizzard’s Overwatch Contenders series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montreal Esports secures a spot in Blizzard’s Overwatch Contenders series

On February 13th, 2018, Montreal Esports confirmed the acquisition of a spot in the Overwatch Contenders series, a spot which was bought back from the Rogue organization that was recently acquired by ReKTGlobal. With this spot, Montreal Esports is now being thrusted into the international electronic sports scene.
From February 19th, 2018, players selected by Montreal Esports came from countries around the world to attend personalized training sessions at the Montreal Esports offices, located on Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
Just like actual athletes, they will be monitored on a daily basis by a nutritionist and will be tended to by professional coaches. These dispositions put forward by Montreal Esports are in line with what the organization aims to offer to its players: a change in people’s vision of the world of video games and electronic sports.

Created and organized by Blizzard Entertainment, the Overwatch Contenders series is a video game competition entirely dedicated to its flagship title, Overwatch.
This competition is open to all. Participation can be granted either by competing in the Open Division team tournament, or by acquiring a “spot.”
The Contenders are a stepping stone leading to the professional competition level which is encompassed by the Overwatch League.
Blizzard Entertainment aims to promote eSports, and has thus created its own league. 12 teams are currently involved with this league, split in two divisions: the Atlantic Division and the Pacific Division.
Each team represents a city, with the exception of Los Angeles which has two teams.
The prime objective is to support professional players in order to fully live off their passion.
An Overwatch League Spot can be acquired for US$20 million.
The Overwatch League’s first season started in December 2017, and its matches are broadcasted on the free streaming platform Twitch from the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles. More than 100,000 viewers tune in weekly. The 12 teams face off 4 days per week.

About Montreal Esports :

Launched in October 2017, Montreal Esports is a business founded by Paul Sen, with Georges Saint-Pierre as a co-owner.
Montreal Esports’ prime objective is to become the e-sports market leader in the city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec, throughout Canada and this, in the nearest future.
Montreal Esports’ intentions are to accompany regional and national semi-professional players on their road towards the international professional level for multiple e-sports targeted games.
Following in the steps of its owner and of other great sportsmen, Montreal eSports advocates proper food and health balance.
The Montreal Esports offices cover 4,000 square feet in the heart of the gaming industry, right on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal.
In a modern, uncluttered environment, the players will find the “Arena” — a space providing ultra-modern state-of-the-art equipment in order to perfectly conduct video game tournaments on computers — as well as a semi-professional studio and stage management for recordings and live streams via its Twitch channel.
The Grizzlys team is a Montreal Esports division.
Six teams have been assembled for the following six video game titles:
1. League of Legends;
2. Counter Strike: Global Offensive;
3. Hearthstone;
4. Super Smash Bros. 4;
5. Street Fighter V;
6. Overwatch.
The recruited players all followed the same recruitment process, via try-out tournaments created and organized by Montreal eSports.
The Grizzlys’ roster total 25 players.

The selected Grizzlys’ Contenders team will proudly wear the Grizzlys’ colours, and its players will be considered to be Grizzlys.

About Rogue :

Rogue was founded in May 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, by Steve Aoki. The business quickly became one of the most influential organization in North America and in the eSports world, notably for its professional team’s presence in the professional scene competing for world renowned titles such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, H1Z1, Vainglory and Rainbow Six Siege.
In January 2018, Rogue was acquired by ReKTGlobal in order to “take Rogue to the next level,” according to co-founder Aoki.
ReKTGlobal is a worldwide eSports organization that aims to bridge the gap between traditional sports and electronic sports.
ReKTGlobal’s offices are located in New York City, New York, in the United States of America.

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