Finals and 2019 Canucks Chel Champion to be crowned August 17th at The Gaming Stadium

The Vancouver Canucks are proud to host their first ever EA Sports NHL 19 tournament, the 2019 Canucks Chel Challenge, from August 3rd to 17th. With open registration, all NHL 19 players across British Columbia, ages 13 and above, are invited to enter for a chance to be crowned 2019 Canucks Chel Champion. The grand prize includes an opportunity to play NHL 20 with a Vancouver Canuck player plus a VIP experience at an upcoming 2019.20 Canucks regular season game.

“With the Canucks Chel Challenge, we are looking to connect with a young, highly engaged fan base of gamers. Vancouver has developed into a hotbed for esports and with events like these we will continue to build meaningful relationships with the gaming community,” said Trent Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “We are happy to partner with local gaming experts in The Gaming Stadium and Battlefy to put together a great experience for our fans.”

“We are very excited to be working with the Vancouver Canucks and Battlefy on this event,” said Spiro Khouri, VP, Marketing, The Gaming Stadium. “The opportunity to partner with these two high-profile, local brands and bring the community in BC a tournament like this is fantastic. We are very excited for August 17!”

“Battlefy is excited to be partnering with our hometown team, the Vancouver Canucks, to bring a competitive NHL 19 esports experience to the Vancouver community,” said Carlos Alimurung, Chief Business Officer, Battlefy, “This event allows the Canucks to leverage Battlefy’s expertise in online esports competitions and kickstart the Canucks esports strategy.”

Registration for each of the four qualifying tournaments is now open with a maximum number of 256 players per tournament. Each qualifying tournament game will be played on Playstation 4 online via Battlefy in single elimination format except round of eight where it will be played best of three. Registration, full rules and regulations, as well as a list of prizes is available here.

The eight players that advance from the four qualifying tournaments will play in the 2019 Canucks Chel Challenge Finals held on Saturday, August 17th at The Gaming Stadium in Richmond, B.C. Admission to the finals is free for all fans on a first come, first served basis.


  • Tournament #1 – Saturday, August 3rd BATTLEFY
  • Tournament #2 – Sunday, August 4th BATTLEFY
  • Tournament #3 – Saturday, August 10th BATTLEFY
  • Tournament #4 – Sunday, August 11th BATTLEFY
  • Tournament Finals – Saturday, August 17th at The Gaming Stadium
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