From LANniversary to Fun LAN, iWeb is increasing its presence in the e-Sports community.

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Far is the time when e-sports was held at arms length by volunteers and LAN parties were held in church basement. Around the world the industry of eSports is growing and the support of business partners becomes essential. The situation is even better when it is a Montreal company that takes the initiative to create  a brand new event for the benefit of the entire community. This is the case of iWeb Technologies Inc. who not only sponsors event such as Lan ETS but also produces its own events like the NADEO LANniversary and now the first “WAN Party” of the metropolis, The iWeb Fun LAN, which will take place on April 5th, 2014.

LANniversary world champion, Carl-Antoni

On November 14, 2013, iWeb, in collaboration with NADEO and CyberActiv, celebrated the tenth anniversary of  the game TrackMania and, at the same time, took the opportunity to Celebrate the TrackMania World Champion title earned by Carl Antoni Cloutier during the ESWC  World Finals in Paris in 2013. The CyberActiv team joined in the celebration by ensuring a live video streaming production (webcast) of the event. The entertainment was provided by Vincent Dore-Millet and Kevin Pinard.

Fun LAN, first WAN party

Although the majority of video game tournaments happen either online or completely offline in what is called a LAN party, the iWeb event is a hybrid we agreed to call a WAN party. WAN stands for “Wide Area Network” another name we can give to the Internet. Twenty players will be in the offices of iWeb on Nun’s Island while the majority of players will take part from home, rendering the event more accessible to a greater number of players.

Counter-Strike and TrackMania

The iWeb Fun LAN tournaments are free, competitors can register on the web page of the official page  http://www.iweblan.com/.  The Counter-Strike tournament will begin on Saturday at noon while the TrackMania tournament will take place on Sunday.

As its name suggests, the Fun LAN focuses on fun instead of competitiveness. This will allow the Fun LAN to have a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere when compared to other eSports events.

Webcast

All eSports enthusiasts are invited to participate free of charge to Fun LAN or to watch the progress on the event on the official Multijoueur Twitch Channel. The Webcast will begin on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. and end around 2:00 p.m.  on Sunday.

About iWeb 

iWeb, an Internap Company that provides reliable and scalable Internet hosting infrastructure solutions with its dedicated servers , managed hosting and colocation services. The cloud service allows more than 10,000 customers in over 150 countries to deploy web technologies and create innovations in line for the future. Since 1996, iWeb, based in Montreal, has been ranked among the best suppliers in the world in terms of Internet infrastructure and is among the fastest growing companies in Canada. Its reputation is based on the performance and reliability of its products. The iWeb network continues to rank among the most reliable in the world, according to the company Netcraft independent Internet survey. For more information, visit  http://iweb.com/ .

About Multijoueur

Multijoueur is a french news agency that specializes on reporting news from the world of video gaming and e-sports. The passion of its journalistic team and the quality of its articles makes Multijoueur a must read publication for anyone who wishes to stay up to date on the evolution of the fabulous world of video games.

About CyberActiv

CyberActiv Productions Inc. is a company that provides services related to the management of live video game events and especially of e-sports events. Consultation, equipments, operations, marketing and production of turnkey events are some of the services offered by CyberActiv.

More info about the iWeb Fun LAN can be found here

Kevin Sorenson joins CyberActiv; Brings along the Great Northern SC2 tournament!

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As many members of the Starcraft community would agree, there is a lack of tournaments occurring on a local level throughout North America and especially in Canada. To discover local talent, the journey from amateur to professional player needs to be made in several small steps rather than in an all-or-nothing leap. It follows that in order to grow the eSports scene, there is a need for organizers to create smaller tournaments and viewing events so that we they may reach a larger audience and to also encourage more players to make this journey. This has always been and will always be CyberActiv’s primary objective.

With this in mind, CyberActiv is overjoyed to announce that we have added another member to our staff. Without further ado, we are pleased to welcome Kevin Sorenson. He has proven himself to be a driving force in the evolution of Canadian eSports, and we couldn’t be happier to have his talents as Head Online Tournament Organizer.

Like many others, Kevin is dissatisfied with the current eSports scene. He has taken it upon himself to make a positive change by hosting and creating his tournament. This man has made himself into a local hero in Vancouver as well as in the online realm. In just a few short weeks, he has organized his own online tournament that is quickly gathering the attention of high-caliber players and casters in the Starcraft community – the Great Northern Monthly Starcraft 2 Tournament. The tournament had over 1200 concurrent viewers for its first broadcast. Best of all, he created and managed the entire tournament on his own – from advertising to bracket organization and everything in between.

It is this spirit of entrepreneurship and dedication that we admire. The addition of Kevin to our team will help to invigorate all of us in our eSports goals. This kind of dedication is hard to come by, and if we wish to see eSports gain traction on a bigger scale, we should all follow Kevin’s example. We can confidently say that the future of eSports looks brighter with people like Kevin in the scene.

If you haven’t already heard of the Great Northern Starcraft 2 Tournament, you can check it out here: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=414589

Also, the next tournament is currently live! Watch it here! http://www.twitch.tv/greatnorthernsc2

Starcraft 2: HotS Tournament this Sunday at the B1 Bar!

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Hello, community! As you know, we at CyberActiv have an ongoing mission to foster local eSports. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce a Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm tournament, this Sunday, at the B1 Bar! The folks at B1 know their stuff: having just hosted a launch party for Ubisoft’s Shootmania, we can assure you that they will provide the best possible gaming atmosphere.

The tournament begins at 3 PM, prizes are currently at 100$. The best part: no entry fee and no cover. Just show up, have fun, and battle it out with your Starcraft race of choice. More information can be found at the Facebook event page.

To stay up-to-date with other eSports events in Montreal, check out the Electronic Sports Montreal page: https://www.facebook.com/esportsMontreal.

That’s all for now guys. Come down to the B1 Bar and support local eSports!

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Bonjour la communauté! Comme vous le savez, chez CyberActiv, nous avons la mission d’encourager l’eSport local. Dans cette optique, nous sommes fiers de vous annoncer un tournoi de Starcraft 2 : Heart of the Swarm ce dimanche, au Bar B1! Les gens du B1 connaissent ça : ils ont récemment présenté le party de lancement de Shootmania d’Ubisoft. Nous vous promettons qu’ils créeront la meilleure ambiance de gaming!

Le tournoi commence à 15 h, les prix seront annoncés bientôt. La meilleure nouvelle : aucun frais d’inscription et aucun prix d’entrée. Vous avez simplement à vous présenter, vous amuser et jouer avec la race de votre choix. Vous trouverez plus d’informations à la page Facebook de l’événement :

 Pour être au courant des autres événements eSports à Montréal, allez faire un tour sur la page Electronic Sports Montreal : https://www.facebook.com/eSportsMontreal.

 Voilà, c’est tout pour le moment. Venez au Bar B1 et encouragez l’eSport montréalais!

SHOOTMANIA 4 ALL Launch party, April 10th, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto and Vancouver

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There is an exciting new shooter taking the eSport world by storm… A ShootMania Storm that is! CyberActiv along with its partners is happy to invite all of you to one of the 4 Canadian ShootMania 4 All luanch party.

Events will be held in Quebec city, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and will feature exclusive ShootMaina Storm merchandise give away, game systems, friendly tournaments, and a live stream! Participants will also have the chance to challenge Ubisoft’s FragDolls gaming squad! Of course, thanks to Nadeo and Ubisoft, Entrance is free!

Montreal: The Montreal launch will take place at the new B1 Bar on St-Denis street. Famous players XP3 and vVv_Nimbus will be on hand to walk you through the basics of the game. Participants will also have the chance to meet Montreal’s own esport champion and television personality Stéphanie Harvey and challenge her to a friendly match of ShootMania. B1 Bar is situated at 2021 Saint-Denis street in the heart of the city.

Quebec City: The famous game center “Le Skyzo” will host the Quebec launch party. Many game stations will be made available free of charge for you to experience this new and exciting shooter game. Meet Quebec’s finest at Le Skyzo and maybe you will go back home with a prize or the pride to have faced off against the FragDolls. Le Skyzo is situated at 2815, CHEMIN QUATRE-BOURGEOIS.

More information can be found on their Facebook page.

Toronto: ESChamp, the managers of Elite Series 2013 and Interceptor Group, the people best known for the White-Ra Main Stage Series, are working together to host the Toronto launch at the  CheeseWerks restaurant on Bathurst St. in Toronto. The event which start at 8 PM and end at 11 PM will feature live tournaments and local eSports personalities. The address of CheeseWerks is 56 Bathurst St.

Vancouver: IRL Events will host the Vancouver launch party at EXP Restaurant + Bar, Canada’s first eSports bar! Tournaments and prizes will coahbit with great food and drinks in an fantastic setting designed with gamers in mind. EXP is situated at 309 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1T3, Canada

You can track all of the ShootMania launch parties throughout the world be visiting the Official Global Launch Party page.

You can download the Open Beta game for free on MediaPlanet.

NADEO: Nadeo is the developer of ShootMania. Nadeo is well known for its TrackMania series.

Ubisoft: Ubisoft is the publisher of ShootMania. Ubisoft sponsors the ShootMania 4 All global launch party!

LoL-QAT : Tournament Spotlight – QcLoL.net QcHebdo Open

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Hello Quebec!

We are about to enter stage 1 of the LoL-QAT tournament structure. We are pleased to announce the QcLoL.net QcHebdo open! This tournament will take place on this Sunday, Feb 10th. This is an online tournament that’s open to the public. We will have a select number of games casted professionally in both French and English. The top two teams of this online qualifier will earn prizes as well as automatic qualification for the LoL-QAT Grand Finals tournament in March.

Now for the fun part – the prizes. Here’s what you and your team will be getting if you win:

  • 1st place: $20 RP + Triumphant Ryze (tournament-only skin) per player + LoL-QAT spot
  • 2nd place: $15 RP per player (75$ total) + LoL-QAT spot
  • 3rd place: $10 RP per player (50$ total)
  • 4th place: $5 RP per player (25$ total)

As a reminder, LoL-QAT is an initiative to bring gamers together and to determine who is Quebec’s ultime LoL team. There are four qualifying tournaments: the top two teams from each of these tournaments automatically qualify for LoL-QAT. The very best of the best will be at LoL-QAT, to fight for glory.

If you love gaming, tune in to the QCLoL.net Open and watch live, high-level play and be present for the evolution of Canadian eSports. To get ready to watch the broadcast, make sure to subscribe to CyberActiv’s Twitch HERE. We’ll see you there.

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