HyperX and TGS Esports are partnering up to bring gaming and hockey together in Canada and the United States. The HyperX Hockey Challenge will have $2,000 in the prize pool as well as HyperX peripherals, and a chance to play against an NHL Player.

The HyperX Hockey Challenge will run from September 4-5, 2021, with players going against each other in EA Sports' NHL 21 on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles. NHL Stars Tyler Seguin and Nate Thompson will be there, as well as Justin Hollm and Logan Stanely. The four NHL stars will have their own tournament away from the community tournament, composing of both Canadian and American players. The game will run through TGS Esports' PEPPER tournament platform, with all matches streamed on Twitch.

Some pro players and influencers will also be in the tournament, including NoSleeves, Henreek, CFPlayss, Jfear, Regs, and Gren. HyperX gear will be given away during the broadcast.

“Esports continues to grow in popularity, paving the way for gamers and sports fans to express their passion for both forms of entertainment,” said Daniel Kelley, global head of marketing, HyperX. “As we bridge the gap between traditional sports and esports, the HyperX Hockey Challenge offers a way to connect gamers with hockey players, fans and enthusiasts through friendly competition.”

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Meanwhile, TGS Esports Inc. CEO Spiro Khouri says:

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“We are amped to be working further with our amazing partners from HyperX. They have been a loyal partner to TGS since day one and anytime we get to work together to bring something to the community it is a win for all involved. This event is big because it not only features NHL superstars and huge prizes for players. The level of interactivity we can create with PickTGS is amazing and I can’t wait for the NHL community to experience it.”

Registration is now open. It closes on September 1, and is only open for Canadian and US players.