📅 May 26th, 2020
TORONTO, ONT. — With hockey on pause, the ASHL went digital this past weekend as 85 teams from across Canada and the USA vied to become champions in the ASHL Esports National CHELenge Presented by Molson.
Played using the EASHL gameplay mode on NHL20, the tournament featured five separate divisions between the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. More than 400 participants manned their controllers to partake in a total 169 games over the course of the three-day tournament.
Canlan Ice Sports – York was the big winner in the tournament with three ASHL teams from the location taking home division titles. British Columbia was also represented with teams from Burnaby and North Shore taking home the other two division championships.
- On the PS4, Higher Primates HC (York) took home the title in the top-ranked Molson Canadian division after they edged Hoodstar (North Shore) in a close three-game series. The North Van Dynamite (North Shore)also had a close series as they clinched their series in three games with a 3-1 win over Ripper Magoos (York) in the Molson Export division. Finally, the Manthers (Burnaby) took home the ‘chip in the Molson Dry division as they were able to dispatch the Dusseldorf Dragons (Scarborough) in two games.
- On the Xbox One, Molson Ultra division champion HC Mockba (York) was able to squeak by Regret (Scarborough) in one of the tightest series of the finals, with each game being decided by a lone goal. Dirtyshwig (York) was able to make it a clean sweep for York on the Xbox One as they too prevailed in a tight series, ultimately clinching their win in overtime of the decisive third game against Banquets (Oakville).
Stay tuned for additional news on the ASHL Esports front, and be sure to check below for some very randomly selected highlights from the tournament that was.
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