Canada Esports Announces Partners for Commonwealth Esports Championships; Unveils Jersey Design
7-Eleven Canada, Jack Link’s and RYU will support Team Canada on the global stage
Birmingham, UK (August 3, 2022) - The Canadian Esports Association, in collaboration with TGS Esports, is excited to announce the partners for Team Canada at the upcoming Commonwealth Esports Championships.
The Championships are a pilot esports events for the Commonwealth Games through the partnership between the Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federation, and will be held this weekend, August 6-7, in Birmingham, UK.
7-Eleven Canada and Jack Link’s will be Canada’s premier partners and is featured on the team’s jersey.
Team Canada will compete in Rocket League, with teams of three contending in an Open category and a Women’s category.
The Open category has the St. Clair Saints representing with a roster featuring Josh ‘Comp’ Byrne, Ben ‘Spoods’ Talbot, Josh ‘Jay’ Podruzny, and Bailey ‘Nitryx’ Lamont. The Saints path to the Championships started by winning the 7-Eleven Canadian Collegiate Championships in March followed up by finishing as the top Canadian team at the 7-Eleven Canada’s $8K Open tournament in late April 2022.
The Canadian Women’s Rocket League team will include Victoria ‘Mush’ K., Ghini ‘Avenger’ S., and Carlee ‘Kiaa’ E. ‘Mush’ was a winner of 7-Eleven Canada’s Charity Challenge in April 2022.
7-Eleven Canada will be presenting a content series featuring each of the athletes representing Team Canada.
“7-Eleven Canada is thrilled to see Team Canada compete at the Commonwealth Esports Championships,” says Marc Goodman, VP & GM of 7-Eleven Canada. “We are proud to have sponsored the qualifying event and will be cheering on Team Canada with all gaming Canadians.”
In late July fans were able to give Canadians a first look at these players all together, during the Commonwealth Esports Championships Primer, a show match presented by 7-Eleven Canada and Jack Link’s.
RYU, a cutting edge, Canadian lifestyle brand, will be providing Canadian athletes, coaches and associates a range of products to support their needs, through travel, competition, and recovery.
The Commonwealth Esports Championships can be viewed on the Global Esports Federation Twitch channel (twitch.tv/gef) or YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/GlobalEsportsFederation) and a Team Canada Watch Party will be held on TGS Esports channel where you can win 7-Eleven Canada’s, Jack Link’s and RYU prizes, along with a limited number of Team Canada jerseys (twitch.tv/thegamingstadium).
About the Canada Esports Association
Canada Esports is a non-profit association recognized by the Global Esports Federation as Canada's national organization for esports. Canada Esports' mission is to promote and educate the public about esports and active esports amongst people of all genders, races, ages, abilities and cultures throughout Canada. More info at www.canadaesportsassociation.com
About TGS Esports Inc.
TGS Esports builds gaming strategies for brands looking to connect with any gaming community. This includes planning and executing in person and digital tournaments, live broadcasts, and content creator campaigns. Tournaments are held on TGS’ proprietary social gaming platform, Pepper, allowing communities to interact and engage in one space. The combination of TGS’ event expertise and next generation software creates an unparalleled esports experience that allows brands to reach their desired gaming demographic. TGSEsports.gg
About 7–Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises, and/or licenses more than 13000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Find out more at 7-Eleven.ca or on social media @7ElevenCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
About Jack Link’s
Whenever you rip open a bag of Jack Link’s meat snacks, you get a taste of American tradition: a family-owned business that grew from hard work, high-quality products, a sense of community and a little fun. That’s the recipe that put us on the map long ago. That’s the recipe that drives us today.
About RYU Apparel
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RYU (Respect Your Universe) is a movement-focused apparel brand. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we create multi-purpose clothing, bags and accessories for performance and everyday wear. RYU is an experiential omni-channel retailer and sells its products in Canada and the United States through strategic wholesale accounts and online via its e-commerce site www.ryu.com.
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