Monumental Sports & Entertainment today announced its 2020-21 season programming for Caps Gaming – an esports-focused sub-brand that aims to help foster the growth of the NHL competitive gaming community and create visibility for hockey’s esports scene. As the focal point of its programming this season, Caps Gaming will bring back the Caps Gaming Showcase presented by Leidos again for 2020-21.
The Caps Gaming Showcase is an EA Sports NHL21 competition featuring the best 6’s teams in the NHL gaming community. In 2019-20, 82 teams participated in the Caps Gaming Showcase. This year’s competition will be an eight-week, Swiss-format event beginning in early December 2020. At the conclusion of the eight weeks, the top 32 teams will qualify for a single-elimination tournament that will run from early February through early March. The total prize pool for the Caps Gaming Showcase in this season is $20,000. Signups for the Caps Gaming Showcase will begin in mid-November. Leidos returns as the presenting partner for the Caps Gaming Showcase for the second year in a row and will have brand integration on Caps Gaming Showcase livestreams on the Capitals’ Twitch channel, social graphics, and on Caps Gaming jerseys worn by all four semifinalist teams in the Showcase.
“When we first introduced Caps Gaming to the ‘Chel’ community, we were blown away by the response,” said Zach Leonsis, SVP, Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to expand upon last year’s inaugural season of Caps Gaming and continue to engage with this quickly growing esports community. Esports is a key growth initiative for Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and Caps Gaming is certainly an important part of our strategy.”
In addition to the Caps Gaming Showcase, Caps Gaming is pleased to announce a new competition for this season, the Caps