The NHL 23 esports tournament got a rebrand plus an expanded program! Here are the details ahead of the NHL 23 World Championship season.

The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a new name for the NHL Gaming World Championship. It’s now known as the EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Championship. This rebrand also arrives with an expansion of the game’s esports program. Read on for details!

The EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Championship brand identity
The EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Championship brand identity. Image via the NHL.

EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Championship

The EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Championship will involve each NHL Club hosting a tournament under a format of their own choice. This addition of 32 events will mean prize money for each Club Champion plus a bid in the NHL 23 North American Championship knockout round.

“Expanded programming in NHL markets and participation from all 32 Clubs has always been our ultimate objective as we continue to grow the NHL gaming ecosystem,” said Chris Golier, the NHL Group Vice President of Business Development and Technology Partnerships.

Golier added that as everyone heads into the season, there will be more chances for players to compete against each other. There will also be more social engagement across the different NHL platforms.

The EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Championship timeline
The NHL esports timeline. Image via the NHL.

The NHL esports finalists from the North America and Europe online tournaments will also get the chance to attend an in-person final. These signature events will include the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend and the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series.

Interested competitors can sign up for the NHL 23 World Championship starting on December 8th, according to the announcement. More details about this tournament will be available over on its official website soon.

In-person NHL esports events and more engagement

Under the expanded program, engagement with esports content will also increase. For example, there will be Twitch streams, content dedicated to NHL players and in-person events. For those who wish to stay in the loop about the tournament, they can use the #NHL23WC hashtag on social media.

Additionally, the EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Championship will happen alongside the 2023 NHL Awards and 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft.

As for tournament rules, prize pool details, schedules are more, the information will be available on December 8th.

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