CHL players participating in Memorial eCup on NHL 21

The 2020 Memorial Cup may have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Canadian Hockey League will still launch a virtual edition of the event.

Sixty CHL players and four guest participants will partake in a 64-team Memorial Cup eSports tournament on NHL 21 using every club from the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL, the league announced Thursday.

“The growth of gaming and eSports offers a new opportunity to stay better connected with our fans," said CHL president Dan MacKenzie. "It is also a fun way to give our players a chance to showcase their skills in a format that many of them enjoy in their spare time.”

The tournament will feature a single-elimination format with a best-of-three series in the semifinals and finals. The event is set to begin Nov. 28 and conclude Dec. 17 with streaming available on Facebook Live and Twitch.

CHL players participating in Memorial eCup on NHL 21
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