Last year, EA Sports finally entered the eSports frenzy with their NHL franchise. NHL 18, last year’s entry in the franchise, represented EA’s first foray into the competitive hockey video game scene. Global qualifying tournaments were held, leading into regional finals in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Each regional qualifier fed a Grand Final, held in Las Vegas in June.
YWT #37- Deja Vu: ESports and the NHL
On this week’s You Would Think, the guys talk to Charlie Haddick, a competitor in the NHL online scene. Haddick, known online as AgentXeero, qualified for the United States Regional Final, where he was eliminated.
During his appearance on the show, Haddick also discussed a charity stream he’s hosting on September 23rd to raise awareness for epilepsy. Details for the stream (and the charities it supports) can be found on his Twitter (@AgentXeero).
The guys also discussed the Philadelphia Eagles Week One victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the Philadelphia Phillies continued struggles towards the playoffs, and a continuation of the Month by Month Series, with this week spotlighting the Philadelphia Flyers November schedule.
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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 10: P.K. Subban #76 of the Nashville Predators during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 10, 2016, in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)