Today, EA Sports announced that the NHL Gaming World Championship will return for a third straight year. The tournament will be played exclusively in NHL 20’s Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) mode. Prizes are expected to match or surpass last year’s pool of $100,000. Here’s everything we know so far about the NHL 2020 Gaming World Championship.
The @NHL is proud to announce Year 3 of the NHL Gaming World Championship which will be played exclusively in #NHL20 Hockey Ultimate Team! #NHLGWC pic.twitter.com/3J4Klfnpfs
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) December 12, 2019
NHL 20 GAMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Dates, gameplay rules and other specifics are not yet available.
The NHL 19 GWC was marred with issues related to competitive balance and fairness. While the tournament’s qualifying stage is open to all who sign up, games are exclusively played through Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) with unrestricted rosters, meaning those who pay for packs or coins will have the best teams. Players looking to compete with a squad of all gold players will likely be disappointed when matched up with squads loaded with 99-rated cards.
Here’s a video from SGO Managing Editor Mike Straw on the issues with last year’s Gaming World Championship:
You can find more information on the GWC here.
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