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[Updated] SKL Esports at Queen City Ex

Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce that SKL will be at the Queen City Ex for the entire event! That’s right, we’ll be there from July 31st to August 3rd, 2019 with a variety of our own events. These include:

Wednesday, July 31st: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

  • 12:00-8:00 PM: 8-player Free Play. 8 Switches, 8 Mario Karts, 8 players. Race it out against your friends and others! Who will reign supreme?
  • 12:00-8:00 PM: Time Trial Challenge. How fast can you beat a 200cc track? The track will be announced the day of the event, and the person with the fastest time at the end of the day will win a $25 Nintendo Switch eShop gift card!
  • 12:00-8:00 PM: 1 vs. 1 Station. Need to figure out if you’re better than your friend? Challenge them to a 1 vs. 1 race.
  • 12:00-8:00 PM: Challenge a Mario Kart 8 DX World Record Holder, Skilloz. He doesn’t play easy. He plays 200cc with NO items turned on.
  • Open consoles will be on throughout the day and will feature other Mario Kart games.

Thursday, August 1st: League of Legends.

  • 12:00-3:00 PM: 1 vs. 1 King of the Hill. Do you have what it takes to be King?
  • 3:00-4:00 PM: 1 vs. 1 Against an SKL Admin. How badly can you destroy them? Seriously, kick their butts for us.
  • 4:00-5:00 PM: 2 vs. 2 Against SKL Admins. If destroying one SKL Admin wasn’t satisfying enough, we’ll give you the option to destroy two of them. At once!
  • 5:00-8:00 PM: 2 vs. 2 King of the Hill. See how long you and your friend can battle it out and rise to the top!
  • Open consoles will be available and will feature old school video games.

Friday, August 2nd: Fortnite.

Come watch the championship playoffs hosted by Matrix Gaming! For more information, check it out here.

  • 3:00-5:00 PM: Play Smash Against Smash Pros! Need tips and tricks? They’ll be the ones to ask! There will be a Smash panel to listen to as well.
  • 5:00-9:00 PM: Saskatchewan Fortnite Finals Presented by Matrix Gaming. Find out who will be crowned as Saskatchewan’s Top Fortnite player!
  • Open consoles will be available and will feature Super Smash Bros.

Saturday, August 3rd Sunday, August 4th: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Smashfest 5). Pre-register to get yourself signed up for a $10,000 prize pool tournament.

  • Sat. August 3rd, 2019
    • 11:00 AM: Doors Open
    • 11:30 AM: Squad Strike / Doubles Starts
    • 1:00 PM: Ultimate Singles Starts
    • 5:00-8:00 PM: Squad Strike /Doubles Top 8
  • Sun. August 4th, 2019
    • 12:00 PM: Ultimate Top 64 Starts
    • 4:00 PM: Ultimate Top 8 Starts
    • Open consoles will be available and will feature Super Smash Bros

Any questions? Want to get involved with our community? Join our Discord here!

Can’t wait to see you there!

-The SKL Admin Team

Location

Queen City Ex is at Evraz Place, 1700 Elphinstone St, Regina, SK S4P 2Z6, Canada. We’ll be located in the International Trade Centre, Exhibit Hall A.

Those who are preregistered will be a free entrance into Queen City Ex. A full day of parking is $10 in the paid parking lots. Free parking is available on the nearby streets.

See the picture for a visual map.

Map

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.

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 TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR prize pool for Smash Ultimate singles.

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

  • 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

  • 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

[Registration Closed]

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

The SKLAN Tournament Schedule.

The day is finally here! We here at SKL are announcing the full SKLAN tournament schedule after teasing games for the last two weeks.

You may be wondering what the hour-long break sections consist of. Those are a mix of three things:

  • Need a break? Use the break time to sit back, relax, get some fresh air.
  • Did a tournament block go a bit longer than we wanted it to? We’ll use part of the break time.
  • Want to play a game in the casual area with other people at the LAN that isn’t on the schedule? Use the break time.

As for the other things on the schedule, we will be asking for the community’s feedback on what to do during each of these sections. Below are some of the ideas that we have come up with.

Reminder that SKLAN is on 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.

Fortnite

Duo’s Tournament (Bring a duo partner or we’ll find you one!)

Pick-up squads (Bring a squad or we’ll find you one!)

1v1v1v1 Tournament in the Playground

DOTA 2

5v5 Tournament (Bring a team or we will help find you one!)

Build-Your-Hero Mode

Pick up teams (Just play normal/random games with your friends!)

League of Legends

5v5 Tournament (Bring a team or we will help find you one!)

ARAM’s

1v1 Tournament

Teach a “noob” how to play League!

Nexus Blitz! Try the Alpha of the new game mode!

Pick up Normal Games (Bring a team or we’ll help you find one!)

Dragon Ball FighterZ

A bracket will be formed using the in-game bracket system.

CounterStrike: Global Offensive

Tournament with a local server (Bring a team or we will help find you one!)

Hearthstone

Tournament

Casual/friendly matches

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Custom server lobbies (Solos, Duos or Squads)

Pick-up squads (Bring a squad or we’ll find you one!)

Rocket League

3v3 Fun matches

Pick-up ladder play

Starcraft 2

To be discussed at the event.

Overwatch

6v6 Mixed Teams (Sign up and we’ll match players together randomly on teams based on roles!)

Heroes of the Storm

5v5 Tournament (Bring a team or we’ll find you one!)

Want to learn? We have lots of players willing to teach you!

Rainbow 6: Siege

5v5 Tournament (Bring a team or we’ll find you one!)

Want to learn? We have lots of players willing to teach you!

Minecraft

Although there isn’t a Minecraft tournament, a Minecraft server will be available through the full LAN event. Details to the server will be available at the event.

Community Voted

We have, and will continue to ask for player’s votes for our Community Voted section. This can be a game that has been played earlier in the night that we want more time for, or a game no one has ever heard of, or a game that we accidentally missed! You want it? Suggest and VOTE for it on our Discord (discord.gg/sklesports)!

While a lot of these events might seem “hardcore”, we assure you, this LAN is whatever you make it to be. Want to play one game the entire night with your friends? You can do that! Want to play in as many tournaments as possible to try and prove your stuff against other people in Western Canada? You can do that too! Want to grab random people and play other LAN favourites such as Warcraft 3, Gary’s Mod, Jackbox Games or Quake? You can absolutely do that too!

If you have not signed up for the LAN already, our early bird pricing of $30 ($10 off the door price) ends August 19th, 2018. You can register by clicking here. If that wasn’t incentive enough, signing up before August 19th, 2018 also enters you to win both an MSI Interceptor Mouse and Keyboard!

For anyone attending the Warhammer ITC or SKL Smashkatoon, remember: if you decide to come to the LAN afterwards, you receive $10 off your LAN ticket. So if you sign up for Smashkatoon or the ITC before August 19th, entry to the LAN will only be $20!

What should I bring to SKLAN?

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Headset
  • Ethernet cable. The longer the better. We recommend 20+ feet.
  • Power bar (we can’t provide one for everyone)
  • Extra cash. There will be a snack concession, bar, and restaurant on the premises.

What should I not bring to SKLAN?

  • Absolutely no USB drives, external hard drives, etc. that contain illegal/pirated software.
  • No outside food, drinks, or snacks.

How do I prepare for SKLAN?

  • Download and update all of your games beforehand. Internet bandwidth may be limited.
  • If you are using Steam, make sure to set it to offline mode before attending.
  • There will be lots of people in and out and we’re in for a long event, so make sure you’re being courteous and practicing proper hygiene before the event to make sure we all have the best time possible.

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!

One Up

Hello everyone!

Unfortunately, SKL will be postponing Smashfest 3, which was to be held in Regina from June 2nd, 2018, until October 20, 2018. This is not something to be disappointed about, however. SKL is going into a new frontier, as we are expanding past our Saskatchewan borders and bringing to everyone an event held at one of the most iconic venues in Alberta.

Welcome to SKL Smashfest: West Edmonton Mall.

That’s right, SKL will be hosting our iconic Super Smash Brothers tournament on the Newcap Radio stage at the West. Edmonton. Mall. This will be online pre-registration only and spots WILL fill up so make sure to sign up as soon as you can. For those of you who have already registered for SKL 3, if you would like to use that registration towards Smashfest WEM, congratulations! You are already signed up for one of the biggest Smash Bros tournaments in Western Canada.

Further details regarding the event, prizing and registration details will come in the coming weeks, but we are super excited to be expanding into Alberta. For fans of our other esports, take note. SKL is no longer just Saskatchewan Esports.

Western Canada…We are coming.

Smashfest 3, Presented by IKS Live!

SKL eSports is proud to announce Smashfest 3, presented by IKS Live! This Super Smash Bros event is a one-day Singles and Doubles tournament taking place June 2nd at the Turvey Centre in Regina, SK! The tournament will be for both Wii U AND Melee, with the SKL Smash Circuit being continued in the Wii U tournament.

Come watch the games live at the Turvey Centre, hang out in the Legacy Room to play retro games, mini-tournaments, or grab a snack at the concession and licensed bar. More details to come in the coming weeks!

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