TAMPA BAY - The Second Annual Tampa Bay Lightning "Bolts Chel Challenge", an NHL 20 esports tournament, heads into the final stage this Saturday, February 1 at The Fortress at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. The semi-finals, the third place, and the championship match will be held live this Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
The final four contestants will be traveling far from home to play for a $5,000 prize purse. The finalists are David Roebuck Jr. (@jrpens91) from Avalon, PA, Hans Henrik Eklund (@eken45jr) from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, Samuel Landry (@Canadiens27) from Beloeil, QC, Canada and Erik Tammenpaa (@I_Eki_I) from Espoo, Finland.
All matches will be a best-of-three format and will be streamed via the Bolts Gaming Twitch Channel at Twitch.tv/boltsgamingofficial. Stream commentary will be provided by representatives from Rare Drop, the Official Content Partners of Bolts Gaming. For those interested in attending in person as a spectator at The Fortress at Full Sail University, admission is free and open to the general public. Admittance and seating will be made available on a first-come, first served basis.
Custom Lightning Sub-Badges, Bit-Badges and Emotes are now available via the Proceeds from subscriptions and bits will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America (www.bbbs.org). In addition to proceeds from subscriptions and bits, a fundraising drive will be conducted live on stream throughout the event. Also, Bolts Gaming will be awarding a $5,000 scholarship during the event to a current student within Full Sail's Sports Marketing and Media degree program.
Complete Game Schedule:
- 1 p.m. - Semifinal Match #1
- 2:15 p.m. - Semifinal Match #2
- 3:30 p.m. - Third Place Match
- Semifinal Match #1 Loser vs. Semifinal Match # 2 Loser
- 5:30 p.m. - Final Match
- Semifinal Match #1 Winner vs. Semifinal Match #2 Winner