TORONTO, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) will host Canada's premier Call of Duty Leaguetm (CDL) tournament from May 25 to May 28 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. The Toronto Ultra Major V Tournament powered by Bell will bring together esports, gaming, sports and entertainment fans to experience an action-packed four-day event, solidifying the city's position as a global esports hub. This high-profile best-on-best esports tournament will see the world's top Call of Duty® players across twelve teams compete for a USD $500,000 prize pool.
Thousands of fans are expected to attend throughout the tournament, with floor seats selling out in less than four hours. Call of Duty League viewership has nearly doubled year-over-year on an average minute basis.i Toronto Ultra is one of the standout teams to watch, having won the Major III Championship earlier this season. Their record-breaking final match secured the highest peak viewership in Call of Duty League history, with more than 332,000 tuning in.ii The same event also saw over 5.5 million hours watched over the tournament as fans joined online and in person.iii The brand recently surpassed 1 million followers across its social platforms, reinforcing the reach of the fan community.
In addition to the pro tournament, OverActive is hosting the Call of Duty Challengers Toronto Ultra Open presented by AMD, which supports Call of Duty's path to pro system. Sixty-four teams have registered to compete, travelling from across the globe for their chance at the USD $75,000 prize pool and to build their profile with the CDL.
Limited single-day seating is still available on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca.
|WHERE:||The Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2|
|WHEN:||Thursday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28, 2023|
|1:30 p.m. ET to 9:30 p.m. ET|
Onsite media access includes:
Media credentials are required to attend and cover the event. Media credential requests can be submitted via the application link found here.
For more information, please contact:
Leah Gaucher, Director, Marketing & Communications, OverActive Media
Babak Pedram, Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc.
ABOUT OVERACTIVE MEDIA
OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with operations in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. OverActive's mandate is to build an integrated global company delivering sports, media and entertainment products for today's generation of fans with a focus on esports, videogames, content creation and distribution, culture, and live and online events. OverActive owns team franchises in professional esports leagues, including (i) the Overwatch League, operating as the Toronto Defiant, (ii) the Call of Duty League, operating as the Toronto Ultra, and (iii) the League of Legends European Championship ("LEC"), operating as the MAD Lions. OverActive also leads OAM Live, an events arm that produces both live and online events.
ABOUT CALL OF DUTY LEAGUEtm
Call of Duty Leaguetm is the official esports league of the Call of Duty® franchise, from publisher Activision. The Call of Duty League includes 12 teams representing cities in three countries and spotlights the best Call of Duty esports players from around the world. The Call of Duty League launched in 2020 and features fresh ways for pro players, amateurs, and fans to come together around one of the world's most beloved games. To learn more about the Call of Duty League, visit callofdutyleague.com.
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