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  • TELUS (T) is launching a six-week, multi-tiered gaming league for Canadians ages 15 and up powered by Northern Arena and featuring $50,000 worth of prizes
  • The series will take place from June 12 to July 23 and will feature the game Rocket League, a free-to-play, family friendly soccer-based video game
  • Throughout the series, TELUS will be focusing on wellness initiatives to help gamers make healthy gaming choices
  • TELUS (T) is up 0.42 per cent on the day, trading at $26.51 per share

TELUS (T) is launching a six-week, multi-tiered gaming league for Canadians ages 15 and up powered by Northern Arena.

The TELUS Esports Series will take place from June 12 to July 23 and will feature the game Rocket League, a free-to-play, family friendly soccer-based video game.

“With its unmatched symmetrical upload and download speeds, our world-leading PureFibre network gives customers a seamless online gaming and streaming experience, and we are proud to take that experience further with our very own TELUS Esport Series,” said Amit Nag, vice president of entertainment at TELUS.

“As Canadians of all ages spend time online, it’s important for us to help them form healthy gaming habits, which is why we are also providing literacy programs and tips from TELUS WISE throughout the event to inspire gamers to make healthier gaming choices,” added Mr. Nag.

Gamers of all experience levels, from casual to competitive, will be able to enter the tournament for the chance to win $50,000 worth of gaming and wellness prizes.

TELUS is working with Northern Arena, a premier esports and video game content producer, to bring this highly produced gaming league tournament to Canadians.

Carl-Edwin Michel, founder and CEO of Northern Arena, commented on the partnership.

“We want to set the standard for esports events in Canada by producing high quality esports tournaments and leagues with high production values,” he remarked, adding, “The partnership with TELUS enables us to present the best the gaming community has to offer and the opportunity to showcase the amazing talent of esport players we have in this country.”

TELUS is also partnering with Adamas Esports, Best Buy Canada, GINX Esports TV Canada, and Turtle Beach to bring the best esports gaming experience to players.

Prizes will be awarded to the top ten teams in the casual division and competitive division, and include gift cards, wellness, and training sessions from Adamas, and an ultimate gaming setup from Turtle Beach.

TELUS (T) is up 0.42 per cent on the day, trading at $26.51 per share as of 1:14 pm ET.

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