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Introducing the SKL R6: Spring Siege!

Hey Rainbow6: Siege fans!

SKL Esports is excited to announce that we will be teaming up with Ubisoft Canada for our first foray into the shooter genre, with R6: Spring Siege!

R6: Spring Siege is an online R6: Siege tournament that SKL and Ubisoft Canada will be bringing to you on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. Sign up as a full team with you and four squad mates FOR FREE and battle it out in our classic tournament format for a chance to win some serious prize money; with a total of $400 in cold hard Canadian currency up for grabs! Did we mention that registration is completely free?

Teams are guaranteed to play three games throughout the day and might even be featured on the SKL Twitch channel as we will be streaming and casting games all day long!

Registration is open NOW (registration button below) and will be closing on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 1:00 PM SKT. So grab your team or head over to the SKL Esports Discord at discord.gg/sklesports to find four other operators to ensure you don’t miss your chance to go down in SKL Rainbow6 history as the first R6: Spring Siege champions!

Siege ya later!

Registration

Full Teams of five only

Open: Now! Register here!

Close: Friday, April 26th, 2019, 1:00 PM MST (Mountain Standard Time)

Prize Breakdown

1st – $250

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

When

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

11:00 AM-9:00 PM MST (Mountain Standard Time)

Format

Round-Robin group play

Single Elimination playoff

Rules

Official ESL Ruleset. They can also be found on the Battlefy page.

Location

Online

For answers to your questions or other information, please visit the official SKL Esports Discord over at discord.gg/sklesports or shoot us an email at info@skleague.ca.

Registration for Smashfest 5 is now open!

SKL Esports is proud to announce SKL’s BIGGEST Ultimate tournament presented by Queen City Exhibition. The event will be held at Evraz Place (International Trade Centre, Exhibit Hall A) during Queen City EX in Regina, SK From August 3 to August 4, 2019. We are DOUBLING the Pot bonus from the last SKL tournament, and if we hit over 150 people we are prepared to TRIPLE it thanks to our partners at Evraz Place and Sasktel.

With previous Smashfests at the University of Regina, West Edmonton Mall, and Sasktel Centre, this Smashfest is going to be a wild Ride. Growing from 60 to 100 to 200 players, we expect this tournament to be our biggest yet by far…Again!

This tournament also features a TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR pot bonus for Smash Ultimate singles, with the chance to increase to THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS once we hit over 150 registrations. We will be announcing more prizing details in the next few months.

Just like the last Smashfest, there will be areas for friends/family/other players to watch the tournament as it happens. Our broadcast partners with IKS Media will be setting up our biggest stage ever, similar to the setup we had at the University of Regina. Our lovely casters will be on hand to broadcast and stream the event. Everyone is welcomed to come watch the event, but to have a chance to play this game on the big stage you must participate in this tournament!

The venue fee for this event is $25, and this venue fee will get you FREE Entry into the Queen City Ex on Saturday August 3 BUT ONLY IF YOU PREREGISTER BEFORE JULY 31. If you do not pre-register, you will have to pay venue fee as well as entry into the Queen City Ex. If you qualify for Top 8 in doubles and/or Top 48 in Singles (subject to change based on final registration numbers), you will also get FREE entry into the QCX on August 4. More details to come soon!

Prices

Venue Fee — $25

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles — $10

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Doubles — $10/person

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Squad Strike — $10

Schedule

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 (subject to change)

  • 11:00 AM — Doors Open
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM — Setup/Registration/Friendlies
  • 11:30 AM — Ultimate Doubles and Squad Strike Begins
  • 1:00 PM — Ultimate Singles Begins

Sunday, August 4th, 2019 (subject to change)

  • 12:00 PM — Top 8 Doubles/Squad Strike Begins
  • 4:00 PM — Ultimate Singles Top 8 Begins

Venue

  • Evraz Place, 1700 Elphinstone St, Regina, SK S4P 2Z6, Canada
    • International Trade Centre, Exhibit Hall A

2019 Recreational League 1 Registration Now Open!

SKL Esports is happy to officially open registration for our first of back to back Recreational League of Legends Leagues in 2019! That’s right. We are officially committing to back to back rec leagues, with more information to follow regarding our plans for Autumn League of Legends! Stay tuned to our social media for details, or if you aren’t apart of our discord, check it out at discord.gg/sklesports

This is recreational league is focused on a fun and entertaining experience above all else, and helping to develop new friendships and teams! We want everyone who loves League of Legends to be able to play in this league, regardless of skill level.

Registration

Don’t have a team? Have a few friends but not enough for a full team? No problem! We are allowing for free-agent registration and a free-agent pool. This will allow teams to pick up solo registered players to fill in their gaps, or grab a sub or two for a game if needed. This range of flexibility wouldn’t work in a wholly competitive environment when team segregation is important. Thankfully with a more relaxed atmosphere we can accommodate a much wider range of people.

As a solo player, if you don’t end up playing at least two games during the season, we will refund your registration. So why not register?

Registration closes: February 8th, 2019 @ 11:59PM

Format

Depending on numbers, we are running a either a round robin or swiss format tournament for the recreation league. If we have enough teams to use a swiss style, it uses a form of matchmaking and ranking in order to match teams with other teams of equal skill. Because of this, your first match or two might not be the closest, but we’ll do our best to avoid that. By the end, everyone will hopefully be able to play challenging, even matches.

Matches will use Battlefy’s auto stat tracking and match completion system to ensure fair reporting, as well as tournament codes to make it easy for everyone to get into the game with the correct settings. SKL officials will schedule each match to be played within a 24 hour period.

You can learn more about the format and rules on our recreational rules page.

Schedule

SKL admins will be scheduling games for teams based on the availability given in the registration form. We ask that teams give at least 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day per week that generally work, so that we can schedule matches for teams to be broadcast on our stream (twitch.tv/skl_esports). We will be streaming at least one match per week, and we will try to have every team on stream at least once!

SaskTel Joins the Battle!

SKL Esports and SaskTel are excited to announce an ongoing sponsorship, heading into 2019! As a locally founded and based company ourselves, we are proud to work with SaskTel, and to become part of their strong focus on connecting communities right here in Saskatchewan. Local community building has always been one of our main focuses here at SKL, so in tandem with SaskTel, we hope to help each other grow our gaming communities across the province.

Even though the esports industry is booming across the globe, it has yet to truly take hold in both Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole. Our goal here at SKL has always been to change that, and SaskTel’s sponsorship will help us achieve that goal. The competitive esports community in Saskatchewan has shown a lot of potential, and with the support of a company as significant as SaskTel, it won’t be long before Saskatchewan is being represented on esports stages across the country.

This sponsorship will provide many benefits to our audience. Using SaskTel’s superior infrastructure, we will be able to create more frequent and higher quality content, all at the consistently high speeds that only SaskTel can offer. We will both be able to grow our audiences, allowing us to have a broader reach across the province, and increase both SKL’s and SaskTel’s brand recognition as a legitimate player in the esports industry. SaskTel will be sponsoring all of our upcoming 2019 Saskatchewan based events, and we here at SKL can’t wait to bring them to you!

Overall, we believe this new relationship will help us to build and grow local gaming communities for both competitive and recreational gamers alike.

“SKL Esports is the premier competitive esports league in Western Canada and we’re excited to sponsor them in 2019,” said Doug Burnett, Acting SaskTel President and CEO. “With the incredibly fast speeds and low latency we can deliver over infiNET, SaskTel is the clear choice for Saskatchewan gamers looking to take their skills to the next level.”

Be on the lookout for more exciting news about our upcoming events in 2019! 

See you in the new year,

The SKL Admin Team

Introducing the SKL CS:GO Recreation League!

SKL is proud to announce our first ever CS:GO recreation league. The recreational league is the relaxed league where the main goal is having fun. Any player in the North America region can sign up, but we expect the majority of players to sign up from Western Canada. There are no prizes for winning, but there may be rewards for good sportsmanship, etc. We will be streaming one match per week, depending on schedules of teams each week.

The league will run approximately 6-7 weeks, with playoffs happening sometime in March. The league will begin in February and teams can expect to play 1-2 times a week.

The rules and code of conduct can be found here. It can also be found on the main website menu under Esports > CS:GO > Rules & Code of Conduct

To register, click the register button below. Registration ends on January 30th, 2019.

Registration for Smashfest 4 is now open.

SKL Esports is proud to announce Western Canada’s first premier Smash Bros Ultimate tournament presented by IKS Media and the Saskatoon Blades. The event will be held at SaskTel Center in Saskatoon on January 12, 2019. With the game being released just over a month before this tournament, this is the best time to come try your skills against everyone in Western Canada!

With previous Smashfests at the University of Regina and the West Edmonton Mall, we are happy to return to the Sasktel Centre a 2nd time for our 4th Smashfest, with this one expected to be bigger than ever. Growing from 60 to 100 to 120 players, we expect this tournament to be our biggest yet by far.

Just like the last Smashfest, there will be areas for friends/family/other players to watch the tournament as it happens. Our lovely casters will be on hand to broadcast and stream the event. Everyone is welcomed to come watch the event, but to have a chance to play this game you must participate in this tournament!

The Saskatoon Blades are also hosting a video game theme night on Friday, January 11th, 2019 when they play against the Calgary Hitmen! Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to meet and greet with Smashfest contestants and SKL casters/admins! There will be video game vendors on hand promoting new products and a gaming area set up the night of the game so fans can will have a chance to try out the brand new Smash Bros game before the tournament on the 12th!

SKL Smashfest 3 Information!

SKL Smashfest 3 is happening tomorrow! For those of you who are just as excited as we are, here is everything that you need to know about the event.

The event itself is happening on the NewCap Radio Stage, just across from Sunrise Records and next to Deep Sea Adventure Lake. We have attached a map below showing the location of the stage.

If you did not pre-register online, SKL will have a booth set up from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. SKL at the FantasyLand Hotel in the West Edmonton Mall today only. If you have not registered for the event yet because you forgot, or you did not want to pay online, this is the absolute last chance to participate in this event.

SKL is proud to partner with the following companies, which are providing the following for our event:

IKS Media: Our lovely 6.5 by 14-foot broadcast screen is being setup by our generous partner, IKS Media. They will also be providing a large portion of the broadcasting equipment. IKS has partnered with SKL for every Smashfest so far, and we are lucky to have them.

West Edmonton Mall: Our amazing venue is courtesy of the West Edmonton Mall, allowing us to be on one of our biggest stages ever.

London Drugs: On top of providing the $750 total pot bonuses for the tournament, London Drugs will also be applying multiple in-store discounts, specifically for Smashfest! They will be selling a variety of Nintendo consoles/games, and even esports peripherals as well. Not only that, but they will also be giving away the following prizes every hour over the course of the day:

  1. Razer Kraken Pro V2 Gaming Headsets
  2. Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mice
  3. Razer Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboards
  4. Razer L33T Pack (Swag packs)
  5. Logitech G560 Speaker

All you have to do is come down and check out their booth!

HyperX: HyperX has sponsored SKL in the past, and they were gracious enough to provide us with four HyperX Cloud Headsets, which will be given to the top two finishers in Smash Melee Singles and Smash 4 Singles! They have also provided four awesome play mats which will go to the winning Double’s teams for both games.

1STRND: 1st Round is our official restaurant/After Party sponsor, and for the entire day of SKL Smashfest, they will provide anyone who shows them an SKL Player Card 10% off anything on the menu! Did you receive a player card at a previous SKL event? You can use it at 1RND! Don’t have one? Don’t worry. If you signed up for SKL Smashfest, you’ll get one free with your entry!

Red Bull: Red Bull is providing SKL with free swag to give out for the entirety of the event! Want to show your support for this outstanding esports sponsor? Come grab some swag and say you got it from the incredible people at SKL Esports!

The tentative schedule for the event is as follows (subject to change based on how the tournament is going):

10:00 a.m. – Doors open, set-up, and registration. Only people who have pre-registered on Smash.gg/sklwem, or pre-registered at the FantasyLand Hotel on October 19th between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. will be considered as officially registered for the event.

10:30 a.m. – Doubles starts

12:30 p.m. – Wave A Singles starts

1:30 p.m. – Wave B Singles starts

2:30 p.m. – Top 24

5:00 p.m. – Top 8

8:00 p.m. – Crowning of SKL Champions

SKL Smashfest 3 at West Edmonton Mall

We here at SKL are so excited that Smashfest, in partnership with IKS Media, the West Edmonton Mall, London Drugs, Hyper X, and Redbull, is coming up right around the corner! As it approaches, here is some information on the events that will be taking place at the West Edmonton Mall on October 20th, as well as what you can do to prepare for this awesome event.

Just like previous Smashfests, there will be areas for friends, family, and other players to watch the tournament as it happens. Our lovely casters will be on hand to broadcast and stream the event. Everyone is welcome to come watch the event, hang out, and enjoy the games!

Registration for the main tournament is now live at smash.gg/sklwem! For this event, you must per-register and prepay before the event. We are unable to accept registrations at the venue on the day of the tournament. You can also only enter three out of four events (Smash 4 Singles, Smash 4 Doubles, Smash Melee Singles and Smash Melee Doubles), in order to prevent disruption of the flow of the event.

After Smashfest at the West Edmonton Mall, SKL will be hosting an Official After Party, with details to come in the next week! The event will be held at the mall as well, so you won’t even have to leave the venue to come party with your favourite players and casters! This will be another opportunity to get discounted drinks, using your SKL Player Cards, which you receive for participating in any SKL events, including this Smashfest!

While we will likely continue support of Super Smash Brothers Melee, this will be our farewell tournament to Super Smash Brothers for the Wii U. Therefore, we are incredibly excited to announce our first Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament coming up in January! That’s right, we will be starting a brand-new Super Smash Brothers circuit in 2019 with Smash Ultimate, and our first flagship event will be held at the Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon. There will be more details to come both leading up to, and during this Smashfest, so you don’t want to miss out any of the action. So, come say goodbye to an amazing Smash game with some of the best players in Canada, including Captain L, Exodia, Scubbss, and Strike. Hope to see you there!

Dylan “Edge” Edgar and the SKL Team

 

Approximate Tournament Timeline:

10:00 a.m.: West Edmonton Mall doors open.

10:59 a.m.: Registration for SKL Smashfest closes

11:00 a.m.: SKL Smashfest begins

3:30 p.m.: Approximate start time of Top 24

5:00 p.m.: Approximate start time of Top 8

8:00 p.m.: Crowning of SKL Smashfest Champion

9:00 p.m.: SKL Smashfest After Party (Location TBD)

 

Prize Pool Breakdown for Smash 4 Singles (subject to increase between now and Oct. 20th):

1st Place: $200 + 40% of pot + 1 HyperX Cloud Headset

2nd Place: $100 + 20% of pot + 1 HyperX Cloud Headset

3rd Place: $60 + 10% of pot

4th Place: $40 + 10% of pot

5th -8th place: $20 + 5% of pot

 

Prize Pool Breakdown for Smash Melee Singles (subject to increase between now and Oct. 20th):

1st Place: $100 + 40% of pot + 1 HyperX Cloud Headset

2nd Place: $50 + 20% of pot + 1 HyperX Cloud Headset

3rd Place: $30 + 10% of pot

4th Place: $20 + 10% of pot

5th -8th place: $10 + 5% of pot

SKLAN, Saskatchewan’s Largest LAN Party.

SKL eSports is proud to partner with Airline Hotels to present SKLAN! SKLAN is Saskatchewan’s newest, biggest LAN party which will be held August 25th, 2018 at 12:00PM until August 26th at 12:00PM at the Travelodge Hotel in Saskatoon (106 Circle Drive West) in Galaxy’s A and B! That’s right, 24 hours of gaming in one amazing venue!

Pre-registration for SKLAN will be $30 and signups at the door will be $40. Bring your own computer/equipment will be in effect. This includes power cables for your computer and monitor(s), a power bar, an Ethernet cable (longer the better), and any other equipment needed for your computer. There will be an assortment of door prizes given out throughout the night. What would a LAN event be without some energy drinks? Red Bull was kind enough to provide us with some free Red Bull to SKLAN participants!

Tournaments for various games will be held over the entire 24 hour period, and SKL will be creating a game list to ensure you have everything downloaded, updated and ready to play before the event happens! Tournaments and events at the LAN will include (so far):

League of Legends
Hearthstone
Fortnite
Overwatch
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
Minecraft

Games that we are looking for feedback/interest from the community include:

Rocket League
Heroes of the Storm
DOTA2
Rainbow Six: Siege
Starcraft 2
Warcraft 3
Gary’s Mod
Gang Beasts

If you have a game you want to try and have a tournament/event for, join our Discord channel and add your suggestion to the game-suggestions channel under the SKLAN category.

Don’t want to play in any tournaments? That’s okay! There will be plenty of casual gamers hanging out enjoying the classic LAN atmosphere. Come and just game with other gaming/eSport fans!

On top of the LAN event, SKL will be hosting SKL Smashkatoon 31 from 10AM to 10PM on August 25th, 2018 in the Viscount room. We will also be hosting one of the largest Warhammer 40k events in Western Canada from 10AM to 7PM August 25th, 2018 and August 26th, 2018 in the Delta/Concord room. Registration from these events will be separate from the LAN event.

You can read our FAQ here or click the Get started! button below.

SKL Smashfest 3.

We are pleased to announce that registration for SKL Smashfest at the West Edmonton Mall is now live! The tournament will charge a $20 registration fee and the following entry/payout scenarios:

Smash 4 Singles: $10 entry fee (to pot) +$500 pot bonus

Smash 4 Doubles: $10 per person / $20 per team (to pot)

Melee Singles: $10 entry fee (to pot) +$250 pot bonus

Melee Doubles: $10 per person / $20 per team (to pot)

Players can only sign up for 3 of the 4 events available due to potential scheduling conflicts, and registration can only be done online and before the event. There will be no registrations taken at the venue. There will also be no payments taken at the venue. If you are unable to pay online for any reason, SKL will be holding payment areas at various events between now and October. If you are unable to pay online or register beforehand for any reason, and you cannot attend an SKL event where registration/payment is an option, contact SKL at info@skleague.ca and we will try to accommodate as best we can!

Signup now at https://smash.gg/sklwem and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

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