SJHL Best in Sask. Circuit Series set to begin April 16

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) is proud to announce that we will be starting the Best in Sask. Circuit Series on April 16th. Registration for the event will begin on April 5th and will remain open for one week. We will be accepting 72 entrants into the tournament, with each contestant paying a $20 entry fee. Contestants can register and pay in the SJHL online store. Schedule and standings will be tracked in a viewable excel sheet and participants must join the SJHL discord channel. The tournament will take place on PlayStation 4 consoles.

The Best in Sask. Circuit Series will be an esports gaming tournament with 3 rounds, after which the best NHL 21 player in Saskatchewan will be crowned. The 72 contestants will be split into divisions of six, making 12 divisions. Divisions will be named after SJHL teams, and the contestants are playing to represent that team in the tournament.

Each player is guaranteed to play five games in the first round, after which the top four teams in each division will be seeded 1-4 in order to play a best of three semi-final and final. Once the division winners are determined, they will be seeded 1-6 from the North and 1-6 from the South, playing a best of three series to determine the six teams that will play in our championship final. The final six players will face off in the final round, playing a round robin of 5 games followed by a best of three semi final and final for the best four players.

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The winner of the final round will be named the best NHL 21 player in Saskatchewan and will be awarded $2500. The finals of each round will be broadcast live on Twitch, as well as the entire championship event. Moderators will oversee the entire tournament to ensure fair play and sportsmanship. The final event may be held in person in Regina, SK, but will be subject to change based on the status of COVID-19.

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