Toronto esports fans are in for a terat this summer as Rivalry and Launders are set to bring a host of exciting events, digital content and tournaments to the city.
The Launders News Network is set to take the Counter-Strike world by storm with the announcement that popular influencer Mohan "launders" Govindasamy will be anchoring his own news show on Twitter and Instagram. Fans of the Valve's FPS game will now have access to in-depth analysis and exclusive insights into the latest developments in the CS:GO scene.
Esports fans in Toronto will also have plenty of opportunities to engage with the competitive gaming community this summer thanks to a partnership between online sportsbook Rivalry.gg and Launders. The partnership will include a variety of in-person and digital events designed to bring fans closer to the action.
The partnership kicks off with an IEM Rio Finals watch party on April 23. The events will continue through the summer with multiple local events including a Counter-Strike 1.6 tournament.
The Launders News Network
Launders will host his own Counter-Strike News show, the ‘Launder News Network’. The show will cover news from the Counter-Strike community and be live across Twitter and Instagram. Launders has a large following on the two platforms with almost 130,000 followers.
Fans can also submit their gameplay clips that Launders will commentate over. This gives fans an opportunity to claim their 15 minutes of fame.
And finally, fans outside of Toronto can compete in the “Chicken Pop Championship” a 1v1 bracketed tournament. Fans will have two minutes to see who can kill the most chickens in game. The winner will also get a chance to meet Launders in the final and win prizes.
This Launders x Rivalry partnership promises to be a great way for fans to connect with other members of the local esports community. The exciting new Launders x Rivalry partnership will enhance the IEM Rio experience for those who cannot attend the Rio event. Toronto fans can sign up for the Rio Finals watch party taking place at the Offworld Bar on April 23.
Top tier CS:GO action returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this year with IEM Rio 2023. With $250,000 and 16 CS:GO teams in action, the tournament is one of the most anticipated events in April. The winner receives a direct invitation to IEM Cologne 2023 as well that will take place later this year.