Tournament Check-In: January 5 @ 8:00AM

Playoffs Begin: January 5 @ 9:00AM

3rd Place Playoffs: January 5 @ 2:30PM

Grand Finals: January 5 @ 3:00PM


Players will make their way through a 13-team single elimination tournament to determine who will make their way to the finals.

Format: Single Elimination 
Best of: Three Games
Players: 3 v 3
Mode: Head to Head
Participants: 13 Teams (6 Physical Players per School Team)
Rounds: Four Rounds
Gameplay Length: 12 Minute Matches

There will be unlimited player substitutions allowed between your physical team. Each bracket winner will move ahead to the next round - with the top two finalists battling it out for the Championship title. A playoff game will also take place between the two losing semi-finalists to determine third and fourth place. Cheating will result in immediate forfeiture. No-shows will result in forfeiture.

Players are allowed to bring their own personal PS4™ controllers so as to accommodate customized controls and settings. Any controller will be subject to pregame inspection as required to ensure fairplay. Each MBA team can select any NHL team, duplicate NHL team selections permitted. Each bracket playoff game will be moderated by an adjudicator overseeing tournament operations. Any further details will be shared upon team registration. For any questions feel free to contact


Legal Disclaimer and Terms & Conditions: The tournament is open only to registered MBA candidates across Canada representing their academic institutions at 2020 MBA Games, hosted by McMaster University at the DeGroote School of Business, and who are over the age of 18. The tournament will be a best of three; single elimination playoff bracket. All team members competing in the tournament will be playing on a PlayStation® 4 system; with a PS4™ copy of EA SPORTS™ NHL® 20. Registration begins on December 17, 2019, at 00:00 ET and ends December 31, 2019 at 23:59 PM ET. The tournament takes place on: January 5, 2020 in Hamilton, ON a McMaster University main campus, Hamilton. By entering the premises you agree that media may be present where images may be used for any purpose. Tournament prizing consists of a signed Toronto Maple Leafs hockey stick, and weighted blankets courtesy of Hush, presented to the winning team, with one to each player on the team. Canadian Collegiate Championships is a property and pending trademark belonging to TRUENORTH that has been white-labeled for 2020 MBA Games. The brand, mark, tournament, or naming is not to be used by future MBA Games teams whatsoever without express permission & license from TRUENORTH. ©2019 EA Sports. EA SPORTS NHL 20, is a trademark of Electronic Arts Entertainment. The NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup, the Stanley Cup Playoffs logo, the Stanley Cup Final logo, Center Ice name and logo, NHL Conference logos are the property of NHL. “PlayStation” and the “PS” family logo are registered trademarks and “PS4” is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC. Any other third party trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners.  Any other marks are the respective property of their owners.