NHL News: CHEL Intel — Tuesday, April 26

2022 NHL Gaming World Championship

CHEL Intel – April 26, 2022

While the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs are right around the corner, the 2022 NHL® Gaming World Championship™ — featuring the top EA SPORTS™ NHL® 22 players in the world — is already in full playoff mode. These elite gamers in Europe and North America are vying for their respective Championship and share of the $100k USD prize pool.

Over the past weekend, 16 North American players reached the Console Semifinals in the PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X brackets, while 64 European players representing the four consoles moved onto the Round-of-16.

The competition, beginning with the NHL GWC North American Xbox Console Semifinals on Saturday, May 14, will be co-streamed live on the NHL and ELEAGUE TV Twitch channels.

The Underdog:

CoreyPerry1 (Carson Bellaire) who is representing the Seattle Kraken in the Xbox Series X Console Final in GWC North America, was ranked No. 45 coming into the Online Club Play-in.

* CP1 beat three higher-ranked players to reach the Semifinals – No. 3-ranked OFs, No.11-ranked Mxtayer and No. 14-ranked Kneecko.

* He will face No. 18-ranked player SAP Alien in the Xbox Series X Console Final on Saturday, May 14

NHL GWC North America

* 16 players representing 14 NHL Clubs remain in GWC contention for the $26,000 USD North American grand prize.

* The Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins both have two representatives remaining in the competition.

* All Console Finals will be streamed live with the top two players advancing to the North American Championship to be held on Wednesday, July 6 in Montreal.


Geimer–: Matthew Geim (Calgary Flames)

OhhCrosby87: Jaden Brown (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Titeienne09: Etienne Viau(Anaheim Ducks)

Uninsta1l_NHL: Ben Thomson (Edmonton Oilers)


Avez_12: Derek Avery (Minnesota Wild)

Ez-Regs: Justin Reguly (New York Islanders)

Gren-35: Matthew Grenier (Dallas Stars)

JrPens91: David Roebuck (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Xbox One

Saucheshow: Matteo Russo (Florida Panthers)

LAK1NGS23: Josh Gonzalez (Los Angeles Kings)

Jos x 10: Joseph Olmstead (Detroit Red Wings)

Lebaneseman69 – Johnny Khalil (Minnesota Wild)

Xbox Series X

Buhckle: Alex Buhckle (New Jersey Devils)

CoreyPerry1: Carson Bellaire (Seattle Kraken)

Polgz: Ethan Polgar (Toronto Maple Leafs)

SAP Alien: Edward Nicol-McCabe (Ottawa Senators)

NHL GWC Europe

* This past weekend, competitors from each Console played down to the Round-of-16.

* Finland leads the way with 49 players advancing, while Sweden has seven players still competing for the $15,000 USD grand prize.

* Other European countries still represented include: Czech Republic (PStachurcikradohunterSebicek0033Ozouvi_); United Kingdom (CHL Coachertmanisk); Denmark (xProAm69x); and Norway (sindrewitnes01).

* Six of the remaining 64 players were also winners of their respective European Qualifier tournaments.

  • Czech Republic PS5: Sebicek0033 (Jakub Sebesta)
  • Finland PS4: RitvanPoika (Hannes Kettunen)
  • Finland PS5: temppanen (Teemu Karvonen)
  • Finland Xbox One: theplayer#2248 (Toivo Suomalainen)
  • Finland Xbox Series X: Kibeeex (Tommi Lehtimäki)
  • Norway PS5: sindrewitnes01 (Sindre Witnes)

Complete brackets for each console can be viewed at the below links:

EU Console Finals PS5

EU Console Finals PS4

EU Console Finals Xbox One

EU Console Finals Xbox Series X

Tournament format explainer video

Saturday, April 30: North American GWC HUT Draft

Saturday, April 30: NHL GWC European Console Final – Xbox One (Round of 16 + Round of 8); Xbox Series X (Round of 16 + Round of 8)

Sunday, May 1: NHL GWC European Console Final – PS4 (Round of 16 + Round of 8); PS5 (Round of 16 + Round of 8)

Saturday, May 7: European GWC HUT Draft

Saturday, May 14: NHL GWC North American Xbox Console Semifinals (LIVE)



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