#VIRLShowdown Esports Golf Event Presented By Bear Mountain
It’s tee-time for competitive gamers and golf enthusiasts. VIRL and Lazarus Esports are proud to announce the first of its kind online competitive esports golf tournament in North America: The Vancouver Island Regional Library Esports Golf Showdown presented by Bear Mountain Golf & Tennis Resort Community.
Starting April 20, anyone with a PlayStation 4 and copy of PGA Tour 2K21, a VIRL library card and living in the VIRL service area can enter the tournament for free for a chance to win cash & prizes. The top 4 qualifiers will also go on to compete in a PRO-AM against our “Celebrity FOREsome” and then a Closest-To-The-Pin shootout against the celebrities on a custom in-game created replica of the Bear Mountain signature par 3 hole #14 from the Mountain Course.
The #VIRLShowdown finals will be live streamed on May 2 starting at 10AM PST across the Lazarus Esports Twitch channel and streaming platforms. More details and registration information below.
LIVE STREAMED: May 2, 2021 @ 10AM PST
- Free Entry – All Ages (First Come Basis)
- Don’t have a copy of 2K21? No problem — we have limited copies available!
- 1st Place $2,500 ($5,000 CDN Total Prize Money)
- Participants will need a Playstation 4
- Event finals to be live streamed on Lazarus Esports Twitch, Trovo, Facebook & YouTube Gaming Channels
- See Event Details below for more information
Presented by Lazarus Esports & Bear Mountain Golf Course.
Event Format & Details
Who Can Register?
- Gamers MUST register for the #VIRLShowdown event
- Gamers MUST have A VIRL Library Card
- Gamers MUST Reside In The VIRL Service Area
- Acceptance Package & Official Rules To Be Sent To Qualifying Gamers (Register Above To Qualify)
- All Ages But If Under 13, Gamers MUST Have Guardian Consent
- Gamers Must Have PlayStation 4, Internet Access & A Copy Of Game To Compete
- Some Qualifying Entrants, May Also Receive A Digital Copy Of PGA Tour 2K21
- Gamers MUST Join Online Golf Society To Compete In Qualifiers (Link Included In Acceptance Package)
- Gamers MUST Join Lazarus Discord For Qualifying & To Participate In Championship Day
#VIRLShowdown is presented by our broadcast partner The Gaming Stadium, located in Richmond BC.
The Gaming Stadium will provide a community driven location that is open for players of all ages and skill levels to watch and participate in tournaments year-round. Whether you are Bronze, Platinum, or Challenger we have a spot for you. The goal for us is to cultivate the next generation of great gamers. We offer a space to hone your skills with your friends, play against the best the city has to offer, and get coaching to level up. The Gaming Stadium is the Little League, Junior League, and Major League home of all things esports.
|Shoutcaster – JP “Himo” Siltala||Twitch | Twitter|
|Shoutcaster – Michael “Beers” Lenz||Twitch | Twitter|
|Course Designer – Jason “Blue” Pepper||YouTube | Twitter|
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Why Esports? Why Golf? Why Libraries?
Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) seeks to provide the latest technologies and services to its communities. From Haida Gwaii to the southern tip of Vancouver Island, VIRL’s 39 branches are well positioned with the spaces, resources and expertise to guide our customers now and into the future.
The VIRL Esports Golf Showdown will allow existing and potential library customers to experience new and innovative opportunities. Proceeds of the event will go toward facilitating the production and promotion of similar events, as well as developing VIRL’s services.
For many, the library is their opportunity to experience virtual reality, coding, download ebooks, stream the latest TV, content and movies, to create, socialize, and connect. Libraries are at the centre of their community, golf is an iconic part of west coast culture. #VIRLShowdown will bridge the esports & traditional sports world together.
Bear Mountain Golf & Tennis Resort Community
Located on southern Vancouver Island, Bear Mountain Golf & Tennis Resort Community offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and hiking trails, Bear Mountain is one of the few golf courses in North America that offers an authentic natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also the high performance Training Centre of Cycling Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, the official Training Centre of Golf Canada’s National Junior Squad and home to Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor red clay court tennis centre. A network of hiking and mountain bike trails round out the amenities, offering visitors an outstanding getaway. www.bearmountain.ca
About Lazarus Esports
Founded in 2010, Lazarus Esports is Canada’s first established esports team. Lazarus is the highest competitive earning pro organization in Canada, ranked 9th in North America & 29th in the world.
#LZR is dedicated to industry growth, developing the global gaming market, and supporting professional gamers at the highest level for greater success. Our talent includes 40+ digital athletes and 40+ content creators in more than 10 countries, streaming live on Twitch, Trovo, YouTube and Facebook Gaming.
Lazarus Esports, a division of Tiidal Gaming, is a platform company formed in 2018 to be an owner operator across the gaming industries two most important sectors: Competition and Betting. Tiidal Gaming acquired AI betting technology SportsFlare in December 2020, to vertically stack its offering ahead of its go-public strategy in 2021. For more information, please visit tiidal.gg.