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Events will be held at Staples Spotlight locations in Kirkland, Laval, Toronto, and Oakville

Toronto, ON – July 16, 2019 – In partnership with Staples Canada, Northern Arena today announced the Northern Arena Bootcamps, a new initiative aimed at improving esports skills in youth in Canada.

In July and August, Northern Arena with support from official gaming hardware sponsor Republic of Gamers by ASUS as well as Arozzi, attendees will receive hands-on instruction with professional esports players and coaches, who will guide attendees through practical and mental exercises across a variety of games such as FortniteLeague of LegendsOverwatch, and Rocket League.

“Northern Arena is proud to work with Staples Canada to develop key gaming skills in the pros of tomorrow,” says Carl Edwin-Michel, CEO of Northern Arena. “Ontario and Quebec are both growing to be esports hot spots, and our bootcamps will be at the forefront of this growth.”

The first Northern Arena Bootcamp will be held at Kirkland, QC, on July 27th, followed by Laval, QC, on August 3rd, Toronto, ON, on August 17th, and Oakville, ON, on August 24th. Each Northern Arena Bootcamp will feature different professionals instructing attendees, as well as different games for attendees to practice in. Attendees will be able to play using the latest Republic of Gamers (ROG) by ASUS computers, GL12 GTX 1080 desktops, 24.5” FHD 240Hz refresh rate XG258Q monitors, keyboards, and mice and headsets, as well as test out Arozzi’s line of gaming chairs and desks.

Learn more about the bootcamps



About Northern Arena
Northern Arena has become the leader of esports throughout Canada and is focused on creating platforms for on-site events and online leagues. By working closely with various game developers, Northern Arena is aiming to bring these events and leagues to players and audiences seamlessly and professionally with world-class production quality and innovative content distribution methods. Canadian cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are home to vast grassroots gaming communities that have been waiting for a pinnacle platform to enable Canadian esports to thrive. Northern Arena is dedicated to building comprehensive, integrated professional esports leagues and entertainment platforms for a variety of esports titles while still focusing on providing opportunities for grassroots communities to flourish. For more information, please visit

About Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros
Staples Canada is The Working and Learning Company. With a focus on community, inspiration and services, the company is committed to being a dynamic, inspiring partner to customers who visit its 305 locations across the country. A privately-owned company, Staples Canada is dedicated to helping its customers – entrepreneurs, educators, students and parents – work, learn and grow. Visit for more information, or get social with @StaplesCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About ASUS
ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers, and driven to become the most-admired innovative leading technology enterprise. With a global workforce that includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge design and innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won more than 11 prestigious awards every day in 2018 and ranked as one of Forbes’ Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies, Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Tech Leaders and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.