TORONTO, April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toronto Ultra, OverActive Media’s (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) (“OverActive” or the “Company”), the Call of Duty League™ franchise, will host the first Call of Duty League (CDL) Ever Major June 2-5 at the Mattamy Athletic Center in Toronto, with tickets on sale starting today at 11:00 a.m. PT. m. EST at www.ticketmaster.ca. Formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens, this historic building will pioneer the next generation of esports with a major esports tournament featuring the world’s best Call of Duty players competing for $500,000 in prize money. The Bell Powered Toronto Ultra Major Tournament III (Major III) is expected to draw esports, gaming, sports and entertainment fans to an action-packed four-day festival, boosting the position of the city as a global hub for esports.
“Hosting Major III is a defining moment for OverActive and the Toronto Ultra brand. Live esports is a spectator sport that offers a unique and entertaining in-person experience; We have been eagerly awaiting our opportunity to bring our loyal new and existing fans a large-scale event of this magnitude since our launch in 2018,” said Alyson Walker, Chief Commercial Officer of OverActive Media. “We’re leveraging the best our city has to offer to showcase Toronto as a leading global entertainment marketplace alongside Toronto Ultra as Canada’s Call of Duty League team.”
Major III will be the first time the Toronto Ultra has played in front of a live audience in Canada. In addition to hosting the 12 professional esports teams that make up the CDL, Major III will welcome up to 95 teams from around the world as part of its Challengers tournament, the CDL’s path to the pro system. OAM Live, OverActive’s in-house broadcast and event production division, will host the first Canadian tournament of its kind. With $75,000 USD in cash prizes up for grabs, Challengers gives amateur Call of Duty players the opportunity to prove themselves against other regions and become a rising star. Prize money for Major III and its Challengers tournament is provided by the CDL.
“The Call of Duty League is one of the biggest esports properties in the world and with two unforgettable Major tournaments completed in the United States this season, we are excited to bring the action to our fans in Canada for Major III,” said Daniel Tsay. , General Manager, Call of Duty Esports, Activision Blizzard. “A return to live events is key to providing the high-energy environment our teams and fans thrive in, and our friends at OverActive are sure to deliver the best experience in Toronto.”
Major III will offer multiple matches Thursday through Sunday, partner activations from Bell, EPOS, Nobis, SCUF and more, as well as other fan events hosted throughout the tournament. Tickets for Major III go on sale today at 11:00 am EST at www.ticketmaster.ca. Early access ticket options include weekend passes and premium seats in the Bell Fan Zone. Registration for the Toronto Ultra Challengers Open also launches today at www.tixr.com, comprised of competition fees and Major III weekend passes. To receive the latest news and updates on Major III, sign up here.
For more information, contact:
Leah Gaucher, Director of Public Relations and Communications at OverActive Media
Babak Pedram, Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc.
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ABOUT OVERACTIVE MEDIA
OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with operations in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. OverActive’s mandate is to build an integrated global company that delivers sports, media and entertainment products to today’s generation of fans with a focus on esports, video games, content creation and distribution, culture and live and online events. OverActive owns team franchises in (i) the Overwatch League, doing business as Toronto Defiant, (ii) the Call of Duty League, doing business as Toronto Ultra, (iii) the League of Legends European Championship (“LEC”), operating as the MAD Lions, and (iv) the Superliga, operating as the MAD Lions Madrid. OverActive also operates live and online events, doing business as OAM Live and maintaining an active social media presence with its fans and community members, operating fan clubs and other fan-related activities that increase the reach of its brands. .
ABOUT THE CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE
The Call of Duty League™ is the official esports league for the Call of Duty franchise, from Activision Publishing (“Activision”). The inaugural season of the Call of Duty League features 12 teams from four countries and highlights the best Call of Duty esports players from around the world. The Call of Duty League launched in 2020, offering new ways for pro players, hobbyists, and fans to come together around one of the world’s most beloved games. For more information on the Call of Duty League, visit callofdutyleague.com.
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