The Northern Arena NHL 20 Cup is here. With the NHL season suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hockey fans around the world have a huge hole in their free time. One way to try to get that hockey fix, is to catch all the NHL esports action with the NHL 20 Cup.
Northern Arena announced the event to bring a little excitement to fans of both NHL hockey and NHL esports. Northern Arena is one of Canada’s largest esports organizers, and has hosted Rainbow Six Siege, Mortal Kombat and FIFA19 tournaments before.
The esports organizer and media company is no stranger to NHL esports, however. Michael “Miviens” Viens is the resident NHL 20 pro player for Mirage Esports, Northern Arena’s esports team. The Quebec native was recently ranked the 12th overall NHL esports player in the world. Viens will be working with alongside Northern Arena to help bring four weeks of NHL esports to hockey fans worldwide.
Glad to be part of this thanks to all the players who join us we have the best group possible best of luck in the season to all of you https://t.co/gGI0YEsxdI
— realmiviens (@miviens) March 19, 2020
The Northern Arena NHL 20 Cup will see 31 professional hockey esports players square off. All 31 NHL teams will be represented by pro NHL 20 players from those cities. Fans will have the chance to cheer on local NHL 20 players hoping to win it all for their hometown team. Several pro players have already announced which teams they’ll be playing for in the NHL 20 Cup. The Winnipeg Jets, San Jose Sharks and the Chicago Blackhawks are all among the teams with representatives already announced.
Excited to be representing Winnipeg for the Northern Arena Cup! https://t.co/zip1sn7JJ9
— Majorjetsfan (@MajorjetsfanNHL) March 19, 2020
The matches will be streamed over four weeks. with $5,000 up for grabs, in addition to other rewards given out throughout the season. Fans can catch the Northern Arena NHL 20 Cup for a healthy fix of hockey action while the NHL remains suspended. The player roster was released already, so fans can go ahead and check out who’s playing.
Stay tuned to SQUAD for more NHL 20 Cup coverage.