Canadian telecommunications company TELUS has expanded its TELUS Esports Series to now include Apex Legends.
The four-week series, which now includes Apex Legends and Rocket League, provide Canadians aged 15 and above with the chance to compete and win a share of $80,000 (~£71,063) in prizes.
The Rocket League competition, beginning November 19th, consists of four divisions ranging from casual to competitive. The Apex Legends circuit will utilise paid-to-play skill divisions where additional prizes are up for grabs.
In addition to the prize pool, players can earn the opportunity to feature in the TELUS Esports Series highlights package that will be shown on Twitch as well as compete alongside ‘top gamers and streamers in Canada.’ Information on the streamers taking part was not disclosed.
The TELUS Esports Series has a sole partner in the form of lighting solutions provider Nanoleaf. The firm creates a range of RGB lighting aimed at the gaming and esports markets.
Founded in 2021, the Telus Esports Series is operated by esports tournament organiser and broadcaster Northern Arena. Since 2018, the organiser has hosted and operated a range of grassroots and charity events across North America.
Amit Nag, Vice President of Entertainment at TELUS, spoke on the news: “We believe players of all ages and skill levels should feel safe to engage in esports, and we’re excited to kick-off our second annual TELUS Esports Series offering four divisions from casual to competitive, giving everyone the opportunity to complete on a level playing field, learn, and have fun.
“We are helping players form healthy gaming habits through our free digital literacy program TELUS Wise, which will offer online tips and tricks throughout the event and players on our PureFibre Internet network will get the advantage of low latency and fast, symmetrical upload and download speeds for the most responsive gaming experience.”