UGC Niagara opens Saturday
A lucrative prize pool, three different games, and some of North America's top competitors promise to make UGC Niagara a memorable event.
UGC Niagara opens Saturday at the Mariott Gateway on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The tournament boasts up to $30,000 in prizing, and three different games for players to compete in. Most notably, the competition will be filled with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 action from start to finish. Additionally, players can compete in a Gears of War and NHL ‘12 tournament. The enormous prize pool and variety of games to choose from is sure to attract competitors from both Canada and the United States.
Registration has been available online for weeks now, and open registration will continue at the door, starting at 8 AM on Saturday. However, this does not apply to the Call of Duty section of the event, as their thirty-two team bracket has already been filled with online registrants. With a full bracket, the tournament’s prize pool should offer the full $6000 to the winners of the CoD section. That prize would make this event the highest paying LAN tournament in North America thus far for MW3.
With this lucrative prize pool, there will surely be some top teams and players in attendance. However, it’s hard to argue that the favorite of the event is apeX.NA and Friends. While the formidable roster is once again not at full strength, they will surely be a force to be reckoned with. After proving last week in Chicago, that they can win despite not being at full strength, we should expect more of the same in Niagara. The team this weekend consists of: Rambo and Merk, both apeX players, along with Proofy and Revan, both former teammates of Merk and Rambo, respectively.
The tournament kicks off at 10 AM ET, and will run into the late afternoon. Although not in attendance this time, we will be offering extensive coverage of the event throughout the weekend. You can keep up with Saturday’s stream, news and brackets at our event hub.
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