TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today the launch of the Bolts Gaming Series, presented by Mountain Dew Game Fuel.
The Bolts Gaming Series is a seven-month gaming series from October through April that will culminate in the naming of a Bolts Gamer of the Year, presented by Mountain Dew Game Fuel. Each month will feature a new game with a monthly tournament conducted via Smash.gg, the official online tournament platform of Bolts Gaming. The top three finishers in each monthly tournament will receive Lightning specific prizing like autographed jerseys, custom Bolts-themed gaming controllers, tickets to upcoming games, gift cards and more.
Throughout the series, players will accumulate points for competing and placing in monthly tournaments. One grand prize winner after all seven tournaments have concluded will be crowned the Bolts Gamer of the Year and win a year's supply of Mountain Dew Game Fuel and a Fly Away trip including airfare and hotel to the NHL's Gaming World Championship in Las Vegas in June of 2020.
The schedule for the first four months of games are as follows: October - Rocket League, November - Fortnite, December - Star Wars Battlefront II and January - Destiny 2. Games for February through April will be announced at a later date. In conjunction with Bolts Gaming and to promote the monthly tournaments, a Lightning player (TBD) and a representative of Rare Drop, the official gaming consultants and content partners of Bolts Gaming, will conduct a monthly stream promoting the Bolts Gaming Series
More information on the Bolts Gaming Series can be found at Bolts Gaming's official website TampaBayLightning.com/BoltsGaming. Bolts Gaming can be followed at these locations: Twitch (@boltsgamingofficial), Twitter (@boltsgaming), Facebook (Bolts Gaming), Instagram (@boltsgamingofficial) and Discord (Bolts Gaming). Starting October 4, the Lightning will host weekly Twitch streams from @boltsofficialgaming. Future streams can be found on the calendar at TampaBayLightning.com/BoltsGaming.