TORONTO – Canadian pro gaming team SetToDestroyX has signed top NHL gamer Nick (HeadShotPro) Myers.
The Charlottetown native, who signed a two-year contract, is currently high on the leaderboards of the inaugural Snider Hockey Cup, a WorldGaming tournament using the made-in-Canada EA Sports “NHL 18” title.
The tournament is connected to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, which was created by the late Philadelphia Flyers owner to build lives and unite communities through hockey.
Online qualifiers started Jan. 10 and will run through Feb. 10 with online playoffs scheduled for Feb. 17-18. The live championship is set for March 7 in Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, an entertainment centre that is part of the Wells Fargo Center.
The NHL is expected to ramp up its connections to esports, with the NBA and MLS having already announced plans for their own esports leagues.