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Tournament Format

The online qualifiers will consist of a double elimination, best of 1 format. Once whittled down to the final 2 contestants, the live finals will be a single elimination, best of 5 format in finals. 

Tournament Schedule

March 14-15 Online Qualifier
Check-In: 8am EST
Check-In Close: 9:50am EST


March 20 LIVE on CBJ Twitch Channel


First Place $5,000
Runner-Up $2,500
Qualifier Runner-Ups (2) $500

* Registration Opens - February 21, 2020 at 9:00AM EST
* Registration Qualifications - Must be 16 years of age or older to participate. Must be willing to travel (at expense of Columbus Blue Jackets) to Columbus, OH on dates specified if you are a Final 2 candidate.
Official Rules

Official Rules

The following eligibility rules apply, all of which are required to be in place before February 21th, 2020:

  • You must be 16 years or older to participate.
  • You must be a legal resident of the United States of America or Canada.
  • You must have EA NHL 20 game on Playstation 4 or XBox One.
  • You must have a Playstation Network Account or XBox Live Account.
  • You cannot win both the PS4 and XBox Qualifier.
  • Key Match Settings

The hosting Player will be determined at random for each Match. The Hosting Player is responsible for ensuring the proper Game Settings (below) are in use before the Match begins. Failure to ensure Game Settings may result in forfeiture by the Hosting Player.
In any Match, if both Players agree, the lobby may be re-hosted by other Player, who then will become the Hosting Player.
The following settings are to be used in all Match play during the Online Qualifier Round:

Game Mode: Online Versus
Difficulty: All-Star
Period Length: 4 minutes
Game Type: Competitive
Rules: Custom
Fighting: On
Penalties: On
Injuries: Off
Offsides: Delayed
Icing: Hybrid Icing
Tie Break: Continuous Overtime
Control Goalie in Shootout: On
Teams: Blue Jackets current roster
Music: Off
Announcers: Off
Position Lock: Off

Official Rules