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WHITE-RA invades Montreal!

24 Mar 2012 Comments
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CyberActiv is proud to be associated with Interceptor Group to bring you the first ever Main Stage Series event to take place in Montreal featuring Aleksey ‘White-Ra’ Krupnyk! 

The mighty Protoss will invade Concordia University as the StarCraft 2 super star White-Ra will take part in the first ever Main Stage Series event to be held in the City! Avid StarCraft 2 fans will be able to learn and interract directly with the professional player and get their questions answered!

The evening will conclude with an exciting showmatch where the crowd will see the Master tactician at work!

EVENT DETAILS

When: Saturday, March 31st, 2012, 6:30pm

Where: DB Clarke Theatre Concordia University SGW Campus, Henry F. Hall Building

1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Quebec

Tickets: Tickets range from $15 to $30. You will be able to purchase them at the door before the event as well as during BarCraft Montreal on March 25th. Online sales will be announced shortly. Quantities are limited so act fast.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT

This unique event will consist of three major components.

First - Lifestory - White-Ra will share the story of his life, how he became progamer and rose to the top of the international e-Sports scene. Ups and downs, challenges, memories and plans for future. All these and more will be discussed on stage in front of you.

Second - Masterclass - Arguably White-Ra is one of the best tacticians out there. Well there is a reason why his tactics are called Special. A unique opportunity to learn from the best and get White-Ra’s opinions on different tactics and builds. Advise to new players, in-depth analysis of top-tier games, live ladder games commentated by White-Ra and answering questions from the audience will mark the second part of Main Stage Series – “Special Tactics. LIVE!”.

And finally - Showmatch - White-Ra will play an entertaining showmatch showing the legendary Special Tactics and maybe developing a couple of new ones right before your eyes. Short analysis will follow each game. The rules, map pool and opponent TBA on a later date.

Following the event there will be a photo-op and signing session.

We hope to see you there.

Hackus 2012 Canceled

12 Mar 2012 Comments
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It is with great regret that CyberActiv has learned that the Hackus Organizing Committee has decided to cancel the 2012 edition of its hacking tournament.

The reason stated was that the student strike at UQAM, which deprives Hackus of its venue at this university. The event would have taken place at “Cité des Science”, the science faculty building of UQAM (Quebec University in Montreal) and was provided free of charge to Hackus by the UQAM Student’s Union. While the students of UQAM are on strike, their Union could hardly be seen supporting a live event at the university. With the prospect of finding a last minute venue which might not have offered Hackus the services that a live security tournament requires, the Organizing Committee has decided to “pull the plug” on the 2012 edition.

CyberActiv Productions Inc. would like to express it’s regrets to see such a high quality event being canceled and states that it understands the circumstances that has forced the hand of the Hackus Organizing Committee. Furthermore, CyberActiv would like to thank the volunteer staff of Hackus and expresses it’s will to see the event rise from it’s hashes in 2013.

CyberActiv was involved with Hackus at the level of sponsorship management.

About CyberActiv Productions Inc.

CyberActiv is a company that provide services toward event consultation, sponsorship and production. CyberActiv has one mission, which is to help develop a strong scene around digital culture, which is eSports, cultural events that pertain about Internet content and the digital arts. CyberActiv helps companies and events deliver on bigger and broader events throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning through post-production.

About Hackus

The Hackus is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote best practices in information security. To achieve this, the Hackus organizes a large annual computer security contest. These games allow professionals, enthusiasts and students of all levels to demonstrate their technical expertise and learn!

CyberActiv is proud to empower the LAN ETS 2012!

05 Mar 2012 Comments
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I’m sure a lot of you know the LAN ETS. It’s only the biggest, baddest and sickest LAN in Canada and this year, CyberActiv is proud to participate in what is going to be another CyberActiv powered event. Through our long-time partnership with the well-known local high-end computer and parts retailer, CIPC, we were able to secure a pretty long list of awesome sponsors that players will be obviously be very happy to meet at this next edition of the LAN ETS!

On that pretty long list of sponsors, we will be very glad to meet the likes of MadCatz, Cyborg, Tritton, Intel, Corsair, Asus, Antec and  Cooler Master. All those awesome companies will be bringing in an impressive amount of swag, stuff and loot for gamers to go back home with! From giveaways to contests all the way to tournament prizes, sponsors are bound to please every winner out there. Dare I say that the value of those prizes is over 9000$ making this one of the biggest prize giveaway we have ever seen? All of that because of CyberActiv and CIPC!

We look forward to see gamers and sponsors alike around the LAN and at the CIPC booth!

About CyberActiv 

CyberActiv is a company that provide services toward event consultation, sponsorship and production. CyberActiv has one mission, which is to help develop a strong scene around digital culture, which is eSports, cultural events that pertain about Internet content and the digital arts. CyberActiv helps companies and events deliver on bigger and broader events throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning through post-production.

About LAN ETS

The Lan ETS is a student club from the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal organizing the biggest Lan Party of North America’s east coast. Each year more than 750 gamers compete in several tournaments for their chance to win over 15 000$ in prizes.

About CIPC

CIPC is a high-end parts and computer retailer. Based in Montreal, CIPC has been known for years as the one-stop shop for anybody that is serious about getting a killer gaming rig. CIPC now has their web-based store that will make CIPC reach a bigger audiance.

For more information:

CIPC : http://cipc.com/

Lan ETS: http://2012.lanets.ca/

Announcing BarCraft Montreal @ Club 1234 #3 – MLG Winter Championship 2012

04 Mar 2012 Comments
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ARE YOU READY? On March 25, in collaboration with Marc-Olivier Lafleur of Club 1234 and Michael Cohen (Torte De Lini) present to you the 3rd installement of our famous series, BarCraft Montreal @ Club 1234. CyberActiv Productions will be back with our usual streaming machines from CIPC and will deliver yet again a high standard of production! Once again, over 1000 eSports fannatics are to be expected. Come and have the time of your (nerd) life and feel a once in a life time experience. There will once again be tons of giveaways and Team EG is back once again to present the Evil Geniuses GrandMasters Lair.

Here’s the official eVite :

Here’s the video production from the last event!

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Quebec League of Legends partnership

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Montreal, Canada, November 26th, 2011 – CyberActiv and QcLoL.net (Quebec League of Legend) gaming community today announced a partnership agreement designed to increase the presence of the game League of Legends in the competitive gaming market of the province of Quebec.

“The importance and popularity of the game League of Legends in the Quebec gaming community is undeniable. QcLoL.net is a key player in this project; CyberActiv will help them increase the number and quality of tournaments that they offer the Quebec players.” CyberActiv President Roch Turgeon said. “Developing a strong and vibrant League of Legends community is of the utmost importance to better serve the interests of the players and those of the electronic sports industry in Quebec. We are very happy to work towards accomplishing this goal with the fine people of QcLoL.net”.

“Our main goal is to better serve the League of Legends community in Quebec, CyberActiv will help us on the business side while we focus on the needs of our community members.” QcLoL Community Manager Samuel Simard said. “This partnership will enable us to increase our membership and create bigger and better events”.

CyberActiv’s e-sports division under the leadership of Mr. Charles Desaulniers, will bring its business expertise and resources to the League of Legends community while QcLoL.net will manage the tournaments, schedules, broadcast and provide player support.

About QcLoL – Quebec League of Legends the largest gaming community in Quebec solely dedicated to player of the game League of Legends. They provide their community a place to meet, exchange strategies and recruit new members. QcLoL.net aim at growing the Quebec League of Legends competitive community while increasing the number and quality of League of Legends tournaments in Quebec.

ABOUT CyberActiv Productions Inc. - CyberActiv is a company that provide services toward event consultation, sponsorship and production. CyberActiv has one mission, which is to help develop a strong scene around digital culture, which is eSports, cultural events that pertain about Internet content and the digital arts. CyberActiv helps companies and events deliver on bigger and broader events throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning through post-production.

BarCraft Montreal 2 – A CyberActiv Story

24 Nov 2011 Comments
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Last Sunday, CyberActiv was proud to be part of what is now known as the world’s biggest BarCraft and world’s biggest spectator-only event in the eSports scene : BarCraft Montreal 2 – MLG Providence. All of us had a great time and we felt like telling you a story. The story behind what is now known as a legendary event.

Last Sunday, we started the day early. Some of us were there from as early as 9 am to setup everything. When I say everything I mean EVERYTHING. Techni-Productions did a great job setting up the screens and the sound for all 3 rooms. That huge 1080p projector and big screen was a huge boon to the event and we are sure that the participants enjoyed the new setup quite a lot. All along the event, things went quite smoothly. On a brand new internet connection, we delivered a production that we believe to be excellent. MLG did a great job keeping their streams in shape and very few hiccups were felt by using advanced stream switching techniques. Thanks to CIPC for sponsoring the high-end streaming PCs!

On the social side of things, we covered all possible bases. From Reddit to Team Liquid up to social networks, CyberActiv delivered an online presence that could only be described as colossal. By using clever techniques we were sending pictures live from the showfloor in about 20 seconds after the photo was taken. Through Reddit we tried a new concept by making a live thread with pictures. Sadly that concept fell a bit through. Why? Because Charles was on fire. Not only did he try to maintain a very high standard on the community side of things but was delegated to managing the streams. He switched focus on making this event a prime production. Although he couldn’t manage to uphold his social function up to the standard he wanted.

But he didn’t fret! He also delegated his tasks to Jonathan, our Vice-President and IT Manager, and Jonathan Grenier, Charles’ friend and awesome photographer, to go around the place and kept tweeting live pics of how the event was unfolding. By the way, CyberActiv would like to thank Mr Grenier for coming and taking such awesome breathtaking pictures which can now be found amongst the official pictures of the the event @ flickr. His own personnal pics of the event can be found here.

On the business side of things, partners and sponsors we’re clearly pleased. Attendees we’re clearly enthused by the incredible number of prizes to be won! Vuugo.com and Team EG we’re clearly the crowd favorites by giving a lot of swag and computer gear. By including EG’s partners, a lot of computer parts we’re given away including Video cards, Ram, SSD and the like. All those prizes we’re thrown at the attendies by Roch, our president and CEO, and Francois ‘icemouton‘ Wilhelmy. Francois, which awesome voice you could hear throughout the event, shouting advertisement, announcement and the likes. CyberActiv would like to thank him for coming over!

Additionally, we would like to thank Guillaume ‘LiThiuMElectro‘ Fafard for doing some awesome photoshop work expressly during the event and being part of the  production crew in general.

Obviously this event would be nothing without Marko. Without Marko’s guts and determination, BarCraft Montreal wouldn’t exist and CyberActiv would like to thank him for letting us make this now iconic pillar of Canada’s eSports scene even more awesome. And obviously Club1234 for accepting to host this awesome event. Thanks for having an open mind. And thanks to all of you guys for coming!

For eSports!

Charles Desaulniers is the eSports Director, Community Manager and blogger at CyberActiv and a founding member. He is involved in everything gaming, from BarCraft Montreal 1 up to the recent #2 and everything going forward into 2012 that is related to eSports. His passion, drive and innovation seem to have no bounds and he will be one of the leading actors in what is going to be the “explosion of eSports in Canada” in 2012. Hardcore gamer and social media affectionado, Charles has leading, planning and optimization skills which are essential assets for such events.

CyberActiv partners up with Agence de Cyberathlèthes TOP

18 Nov 2011 Comments
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In a move to broaden CyberActiv’s presence into the local eSports scene, CyberActiv has decided to join forces with the Agence de cyberathlètes TOP to provide a better reach for both parties. CyberActiv will be supporting TOP’s offline and online community events, including local Quebec City LAN events like the Skyzo Cup and online-only events like the Quebec Starcraft 2 cup. On the other hand, TOP will be providing awareness to CyberActiv’s production capabilites and will help by providing presence in their next and ongoing events.

CyberActiv Production Inc is very pleased to create such a relationship with a strong company like TOP’s and is very hopeful that this partnership will be benefical to the local eSports industry and the foregoing eSports scene throughout eastern Canada for years to come.


ABOUT Skyzo Cup : This cup is a locally run StarCraft 2 tournament, ran at the Skyzo, in Quebec City. This competition is amongst the highest level of offline event in the province of Quebec and provides a way for a selecti few players to battle toward a top 3 shared prize pool. The next edition, #5, will feature 24 player spots and a 480$ prize pool. There is a 20$ suscription fee and will be held on January 21st 2012. Be wary that all documentation and the actual tournament will be held in french. Details HERE.

ABOUT Quebec Starcraft 2 Cup : This cup is a StarCraft 2 tournament that is held online and is a team-based competition. Featuring Quebec’s top 8 teams, this tournament is meant to settle the score on which team is the best once and for all. This tournament is based on the GSTL model which means that each team has to select 4 players that will fight each other until 1 team has defeated each of the opposite teams participant. In the end only 1 team remains and can be proud to be Quebec’s most proeminent team. For the moment, no official date has been set on when season 3 will start, but stay tuned HERE for news.

ABOUT CyberActiv Productions Inc : CyberActiv is a company that provide services toward event consultation, sponsorship and production. CyberActiv has one mission, which is to help develop a strong scene around digital culture, which is eSports, cultural events that pertain about Internet content and the digital arts. CyberActiv helps companies and events deliver on bigger and broader events throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning through post-production.

ABOUT Agence de cyberathlètes TOP : TOP was created to answer canadian cyberathletes’ needs for financial aid and coaching. The company is able to financially aid those youngsters who show a very high interest toward eSports. The first and foremost objective of creating such a company is to help those athletes succeeding internationnally.

Barcraft Montreal MLG Providence @ Club 1234

20 Oct 2011 Comments
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On November 20th, Club 1234 in collaboration with CyberActiv.ca and CIPC will present the largest Barcraft in North America. To accommodate the huge number of Starcraft 2 fans, Club 1234 will open 2 new rooms as well as a VIP room which should increase the Club’s capacity to 1200 party goers. CyberActiv will be present along with many sponsors to provide prizes and entertainment.

You can purchase your ticket for BarCraft Montreal 2 HERE
See you @ Barcraft Montreal!