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Arcadia wins Canadian licence for gaming world cup

Briefs | 02/21/2007 5:00 am EST

Montreal’s Arcadia Production, the force behind one of that city’s annual video game conferences, Festival Arcadia, is branching out into the world of gaming competitions with a new agreement with the Electronic Sports World Cup. The agreement means Canada now joins the ranks of 50 other countries that hold licences to stage qualifying rounds as well as provincial and national finals in the run-up to the global main event. Those tournaments begin in April and will ultimately decide who’ll represent Canada at the Grande Finale competition, to be held in Paris from July 5 to 8. The Electronic Sports World Cup is organized by Games-Services, a Paris-based publishing and promotion company dedicated to interactive entertainment.

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