Registration for Qualifiers now openIn order to take part in the 2022 IIHF eWorld Championship, players must create an IIHF Gaming account and then sign up for the respective qualification tournament of their country. To compete, a player needs to hold the nationality of one of the participating countries, be at least 16 years old and own an "Xbox One" or "PlayStation 4" version of NHL™ 22. If the version is correct, the tournament can also be played on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S.
The registration link and more information on the requirements can be found here.
From 22 down to 8Once the national champions will be confirmed, an initial group stage will be played on 2 and 3 July. The 22 countries compete in two groups of five and two groups of six, the top-two squads of each group advancing to the playoffs.
The playoffs start one week later with the quarter-finals, followed by the semi-finals where the two finalists of the 2022 IIHF eWorld Championship will be found. Starting from the group stage up to the grand final, all games will be streamed live on the IIHF Gaming Twitch channel for all the hockey and NHL™ 22 fans around the globe to follow.
All the players qualifying for the playoffs will play for their share of EUR 10,000!
IIHF Gaming is hosting the 2022 IIHF eWorld Championship in cooperation with the two main partners, Skoda and Engelbert Strauss.
Visit gaming.iihf.com for more information.