Ultimate Gamer Dad Challenge

At Best Buy Canada, we have great gift ideas for every type of dad for Father’s Day—whether he likes the latest tech, fitness, or entertainment. If your dad is an avid gamer, this year we have the perfect surprise for you to show your dad how much you appreciate his love and support. Best Buy is thrilled to kick off the Ultimate Gamer Dad Challenge for Father’s Day to recognize all the fathers and father figures in your life. Every dad deserves to be celebrated on Father’s Day so tell your kids, partners, friends and family to nominate their gamer dad for a chance to win a PS5, a PSVR2, and the immersive gaming experience of a lifetime with the latest and greatest tech at the Ultimate Gaming Suite at the Soho Hotel.

Show your love with the Ultimate Gamer Dad Challenge 

Dads are there for you every step of the way, supporting you and cheering you on. This Father’s Day, shine a spotlight on your remarkable dad or the father figure in your life and recognize him on his special day. Show your appreciation by entering him into our Ultimate Gamer Dad Challenge!

From May 15th to June 3rd, nominate a special dad in your life on social media. Once the nomination period is over, we will select five nominations at random from all the entries that meet the requirements. The five final dads will be invited to compete simultaneously at their local Best Buy store using the amazing PlayStation 5 and PSVR2 for the ultimate battle. The winner of the competition will get a unique weekend stay at the Ultimate Gamer Suite at the Soho Hotel in Toronto, where dad and a plus one will be able to enjoy an exciting, immersive gaming experience with the latest tech.

Nominate your dad now for Father’s Day

Nominating your dad or the father figure in your life for the ultimate Father’s Day gaming prize package is easy. From May 15th to June 3rd, simply create a video telling us why you think your dad should compete in the Ultimate Gamer Dad Challenge, and upload it to either Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook. Tag us @bestbuycanada and use #BestBuyFathersDay so we can find your post. Make sure your account is public so your post is visible!

Win an incredible weekend stay at the Ultimate Gaming Suite  

Best Buy has partnered with The SoHo in downtown Toronto to create an incredible, one-of-a-kind immersive gaming experience every gamer would dream of for the winner of the competition. The ultimate gaming dad will receive a PS5, a PSVR2, and get an all-expense paid weekend stay at the Ultimate Gaming Suite, in a room filled with the latest and greatest tech. The trip is also on us. If the winner lives more than 150 km away from the SoHo, we will fly them and a guest out to Toronto and provide transport from the airport to the hotel. If the winner lives within 150 km, they will receive 150$ to cover driving expenses.

PS5The winning dad will get to play the most recent games on state-of-the-art gaming tech—the incredible PS5 and PSVR2. When it’s time for a well-deserved break between gaming sessions, dad will be able to create premium coffee using the latest appliances, and enjoy a relaxing evening to unwind after intense gaming sessions with percussion massagers from Hyperice.


Your dad or the father figure in your life deserves to be celebrated on Father’s Day. Make his day with a special gift he’s sure to love.

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  1. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  2. Love the contest idea up to the last part. A real Dad does game, but not competitively. That commitment of time is for his kids which is what makes him a real Dad. Having the Dads compete to win, is to create a contest for worst Dads actually. You should have left the Competition part out in my opinion. Father’s Day is one of the least celebrated holidays and yet a Dad must still compete? You wouldn’t do this for Mother’s Day. ( and no, you shouldn’t make Mom’s compete either, they do do much already, like doing more for competition Gaming Dads who should be parenting and doing their share around the house)
    I game after all of my fatherly and household duties are done but not before. I know this sounds like a fun contest, but it misses the real point of being a Dad.
    Great contest idea for Dad’s, but unlike the eventual winner, it misses the target. Cheers!

  3. I nominated Michael Keindel ( 2 kids) by making 2 sidewalk chalk murals. Mike is a mechanical engineer that now drives kids from 3 Alberta towns to French Immersion! He works as a wish-granter and fundraising volunteer for Make-A-Wish nab for over 29 years. He participates in Community Theater. As a dad he was a Ukrainian Dance dad, Drama Dad, Ballet dad, Band dad. He used his holidays for chaperoning Band trips & dance competitions.

  4. My sons father just passed away and this was thje best thing they loved togetjer. I may disqualified him but i would like to nominate him, Nicholaus Gross

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