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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

Announcing the SC2WCS Canadian Initiative western extension!

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CyberActiv is proud to extend the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Canadian initiative with a late addition! Blizzard was kind enough to provide CyberActiv an additionnal slot for our friends out west. In the last 2 months, we did our best to get a very last spot for the finals(yes, last, we promise!) for the western part of Canada.

It is with great pleasure that CyberActiv announces that LANcouver has been selected as an official qualifier for the WCS Canadian qualifier. Next June 29 will be the biggest LAN in Vancouver for a while and we felt that they would do an awesome job and we know that they will have a stacked tournament that will prove to the rest of Canada that western starcraft 2 players belong in the Canadian pro scene! This is the best opportunity that BC-based gamers will have to qualify for the WCS Canadian finals in Toronto. Once again, included in the prize is also travel and lodging, offered by Blizzard!

We can’t wait to see the brackets and players that will participate! We keep hearing that there is so many great players out west and we know that all you need is a chance! Despite having a great showing at the CyberActiv Second Chance qualifier, maybe vVvHasuu will win himself a spot? Maybe a relatively unknown player will earn himself his cinderala’s story.

So if you are a local BC player and want to take your shot, head over to http://www.lancouver.com/ and get your tickets as soon as possible because June 29 is coming and places are limited!

The CyberActiv WCS Canadian Initiative has come to an end

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This day marks the end of the CyberActiv WCS Canadian Qualifiers initiative. We, at CyberActiv, are proud to show Blizzard the immense support you gave us, fellow Canadians. We are proud to show off that this country has a thriving eSports community in it’s roots and that we can only grow from here. And we are also proud to have worked with gamers and organisations throughout this beautiful country.

Throughout the last month 2 months, CyberActiv was able to crown 8 up and coming players. These players were able to prove that they are better that their fellow countrymen in 3 LAN events and 3 online competitions. These 8 qualified players have their work cut out for them. They will have to beat international-level players of the like of Huk, Scarlett, jEcho and Drewbie at the Canadian Finals.

Here are your 8 winners and representants :

  • TD.Attero, from the SC2QC Online Qualifier
  • LgNKane, from BaseLAN 23 in Winnipeg
  • xOZergling, from BaseLAN 23 in Winnipeg
  • Nezi, from the Interceptor Group LAN in Toronto
  • Fuzzy, from the Team Killing Spree Online qualifier
  • IVNJakeBake, from the Skyzo Cup Special WCS LAN in Quebec City
  • colRyze, from the CyberActiv Second Chance Online qualifiers
  • iMpMagic, from the CyberActiv Second Chance Online qualifiers

Congratulations again to these 8! Make us proud at the National Finals, on July 14-15, at the NASL finals in Toronto. If you happen to see our mugs in Toronto on that weekend, feel free to give us a hand shake! Our totally awesome mugshots are on our site’s about us section .

To conclude, this initative has been nothing short of amazing for everybody involved. New partnerships were made, new future events were created, new casters were brought forward and a ton of awesome possibilities for eSports were proposed. We look forward with working again with all the eSports Heroes of the country.

For the future! For Canada! And first and foremost, FOR eSPORTS!
CyberActiv, Digital Life in Motion.
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