The Canadian Game Awards officially supported by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada

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The Entertainment Software Association of Canada is proud to support the first Annual Canadian Game Awards, produced by Northern Arena.  A celebration of the growing Canadian gaming industry.

This year the Canadian Game Awards will take place Thursday, April 9th, 2020, at the TIFF Bell LightBox in Toronto, Canada and will be open for public ticket holders to attend.

As the third largest developer of video games in the world, this Award Show celebrates Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. The Canadian Game Awards has been designed to be “by the industry and for the industry” with an interest in engaging public and fan participation.

“Entertainment Software Association of Canada is proud to support the first Annual Canadian Game Awards. We see the Canadian Game Awards as our opportunity to celebrate Canada’s vibrant video game industry. We have exceptional talent, developers and a strong business ecosystem for creating games that are played by Canadians and gamers around the world.” said Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO, ESAC. “We believe these awards are an exciting way to showcase what our industry has known for years – Canada is the best place  in the world to make video games.”

“Canadian’s have a lot to celebrate when it comes to the gaming industry and I’m excited to bring the community together to shine a spotlight on the people that make it great,” said Carl-Edwin Michel, founder and CEO of Northern Arena.


Tickets are on sale NOW and provide full access to the Awards show.


For more information, please visit our official website


About ESAC

ESAC is the national voice of the video game industry in Canada. We work for our members – Activision Blizzard, Glu, EA, Gameloft, Ubisoft, Kabam, Other Ocean Interactive, Ludia, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Relic Entertainment, Solutions 2 Go, WB Games, Square Enix, Take 2 Interactive, Codename Entertainment, Certain Affinity and NetEase Games – to ensure legal, regulatory and public affairs environments are favourable to long-term business development. For more information, visit theESA.Ca.


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.

Northern Arena is also a premier esports and video game content producer in Canada. Northern Arena is experienced in creating content for broadcast television, as well as for web and mobile platforms. Northern Arena is setting the standard for esports content in Canada by producing content that tells compelling esports stories with high production value, curated for an ever-growing and thirsty audience. For more information, please visit