Canada’s Biggest Professional Video Games Competition ESWC In Montreal


Canada’s largest Electronic Sports event is coming to Montreal this summer – the Electronic Sports World Cup Counter-Strike GO world finals will be presented by E-sports experts Oxent and the Mondial des jeux Loto-Quebec Just for Laughs.

Under the ESWC banner, the world’s best professional players will qualify through worldwide events, which will lead them to the finals in Montreal. From July 9-12, these elite players will partake in a mixed team format as well as a females-only final. This tournament will take place during the 2nd edition of the Mondial des jeux Loto-Québec, the world’s largest free gaming festival.

Additional updates will be provided shortly with regard to the official venue, partners, prize pool, ticketing, and other information. For now info can be found on the ESWC website.

“We are very excited to hold this international event on Canadian soil,” said the executive producer of the Mondial des jeux Loto-Québec, Arman Afkhami. “As a distinguished leader in game development, Montreal was aching to put its stamp on this international movement which is electronic sports. The CS:GO world finals organized by the ESWC is an amazing opportunity to put the Mondial des jeux Loto-Québec and Montreal on the map as an E-sports destination for years to come. Millions of people around the world will be rooting for their favorite teams, which will have fought for months to qualify to this humongous tournament.”

ESWC strategically chose Montreal as its next destination as it is currently third in the world in video game development. Over 9500 jobs are created through this flourishing economic sector, with over 15 different campuses offering various gaming programs.

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