District E Powered by Ticketmaster, Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s New State-Of-The-Art Esports Venue, To Host EA Sports NHL 23 North American Championship

NHL Partners with Monumental Sports and Caps Gaming to Showcase League’s Annual Gaming Championship on May 20

Winner Will Take Home $15,000 Prize

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 17, 2023) – The National Hockey League today announced that District E Powered by Ticketmaster has been named as the host venue for the EA SPORTS™ NHL 23 North American Championship™ taking place on Saturday, May 20, beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

Located in downtown Washington, D.C., District E Powered by Ticketmaster is adjacent to Capital One Arena, the home to the Washington Capitals and the NBA’s Washington Wizards. District E is a nearly 14,000-square-foot live-event theater that, in addition to the NHL 23 North American Championship, will offer a series of immersive experiences in esports, music and community events, plus an extraordinary culinary experience – along with pre- and post-game activities for fans attending Capitals and Wizards games. For more information about District E and for tickets to the NHL 23 North American Championship, click here.

“We’re excited to bring the North American Championship to the brand-new esport facility, District E, in Washington, D.C.,” said Chris Golier, NHL Group Vice President of Business Development and Technology Partnerships. “Knowing how the Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports have embraced esports, we are happy to partner with them on our North American Championship event. Their state-of-the-art venue will be unparalleled in terms of hospitality and production capabilities and will provide our fans and competitors with an unreal experience.”

“Monumental Sports is so excited to partner with the NHL and welcome the NA Championship to our brand-new facility dedicated to esports – and home to our very own esports hockey team, Caps Gaming,” said Zach Leonsis, President, Media and New Enterprises for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “District E is ready to open its doors to this incredible showcase of hockey gamers and fans to help crown the best CHEL players in North America.”

The EA SPORTS NHL 23 North American Championship will feature the top two players from each North American Console Final Generation 4 and Generation 5 competing for the $15,000 first-place prize and CHEL bragging rights (click here to find out how players advanced). The Championship will consist of a best-of-one round-robin tournament. The final two players will play one another in a best-of-three series to win the North American Championship and will each advance to the NHL 23 World Championship on June 27 in Nashville, where they will battle the winner and runner-up of the European Championship.

The EA SPORTS NHL 23 North American Championship will be produced by NHL 23 WC partner DreamHack Sports Games (DHSG), a brand of the ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company. EFG is dedicated to creating worlds beyond gameplay and builds innovative ecosystems that enable global communities of players, fans and creators around esports and video games.

The NHL’s annual global tournament is supported by North American partner Great Clips; exclusive Canadian partner Scotiabank; and United States partners Honda, Navy Federal Credit Union and the U.S. Air Force.

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