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The World Gaming Canadian Championships are fast approaching and this year they will feature the latest installment of one of gamings biggest franchises, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. It’s coming to you live in one 24 Cineplex theatres and with over $50,000 in prizes, this is one gaming event you have to be a part of and I’m going to tell you how.

As long as there have been video games there have been people competing at them. Back in the early days of gaming, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong highscores were what the champions of gaming fought for. In late 80s and early 90s Nintendo would capture our competitive gaming craze with the Nintendo World Championship as players competed on a custom Nintendo Entertainment System cartridge, with 3 different Nintendo games, all combined in a special way to make it one of the most unique and challenging experiences gamers had ever seen. Later on with the boom of internet connectivity, games like Doom and Quake would see some fierce competition online as players connected to competed for the most frags in faced paced first person shooter death matches. First person shooters like Counter-Strike may have helped drive the competion in gaming through the late 90s and early 2000s, but the real games to help bring competitive gaming to a whole new level was the real time strategy games, like StarCraft 2 and a much more recent addition to gaming, MOBAs( multiplayer online battle arena games) like League of Legends and Defence of The Ancients 2.


What we know as eSports in North America is just in its infancy but overseas in places like South Korea eSports is at a whole different level. Professional eSports players and teams are treated like rock stars and compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here in North America eSports is starting to become quite big and games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 are leading the way.

With a huge launch in early November, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has been a hit with fans and promises to offer some great competition for amateurs and pros alike. Set in the year 2065, roughly 40 years after the events that took place in Black Ops 2. Several countries around the world have gone on to develop high-tech air defenses, due to the drone assaults in the previous games. This has lead to the world now mostly using covert operatives to fight behind enemy lines. Robotics now play a major role in combat and cyborg super soldiers now fight alongside fully robotic soldiers. Now the world is in fear of  a robotic uprising and once again you will take control of a futuristic covert black ops super soldier as you fight to save the world. Get your copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 here, and get ready to join the action!








Now World Gaming has teamed up with Sony PlayStation and Cineplex to bring you the World Gaming Canadian Championships of 2016 featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. With over $50,000 in total prizes, the winner of the tournament will get $20,000, with second and third place winning $8,000 and $3,500 respectively. Other prizes well be handed out, not only for players but for spectators as well! these prizes will include free movie passes, consoles, games and as always in the world of competitive gaming, bragging rights. Registration to play in the championship is free and you can register now to play in online qualifiers here.

phoca_thumb_l_Scotiabank Toronto exterior_1.jpgAfter online qualifiers are completed on February 7th, the competition will move on to regional finals which will be held in 24 Cineplex theatres across Canada on February 21st. Finally the tournament will culminate with the Canadian finals event on March 6th, live in Toronto. You can find a list of the participating Cineplex theatres here.

Registration is easy but competition will be fierce! If you think you have what it takes to be one of Canada’s top Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 players then sign up now! If not you can still be a part of the action by attending the regional finals in a theatre near you or come out to Toronto, so you  be there for the climax of the tournament and witness the winner being crowned live!

You can register online here!

Or you can get tickets to your regional finals here!

Brad Pajuluoma
Being a child of the 80s Brad grew up playing any and all video games he could get his hands on from the 8 and 16 bit era. As he grew older, video games turned into a life passion. He now works as the QA Lead for one of Toronto’s leading mobile developers. Aside from playing any and all video games he can fit into his hectic schedule, Brad is also a DJ. He enjoys playing some of today’s latest and greatest electronic dance music at clubs here in the city.