The NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup, sponsored by Xbox, and powered by WorldGaming supports the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
Live Finals (for each platform: Xbox One and PS4)
The top two Xbox One players and the top two PS4 players from the Online Playoffs will receive travel to and accommodation in Philadelphia, PA for the Live Finals.
January 3, 2018
January 10 – February 10, 2018
February 17 & 18, 2018
March 23, 2018
There are two ways to qualify for the Online Playoffs:
There will be 10 times to play NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup qualifier 16-player Xbox One and PS4 brackets:
|Wednesdays at 7:00pm EDT||Saturdays at 3:00pm EDT|
|January 10||January 13|
|January 17||January 20|
|January 24||January 27|
|January 31||February 3|
|February 7||February 10|
The top two players from each 16-player Xbox One and PS4 bracket will advance to the Online Playoffs.
There will also be an NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup leaderboard for each of Xbox One and PS4 running from Wednesday, January 10 to Saturday, February 10.
The top four players from each leaderboard will advance to the Online Playoffs.
All players must be at least 14 years of age and residents of Canada or the continental USA. Some restrictions apply. Read the Tournament Rules for details.
Day 1 - Saturday, February 17th @ 3pm EDT, for both Xbox One and PS4:
Day 2 - Sunday, February 18th @ 3pm EDT, for both Xbox One and PS4:
The top two players for each of Xbox One and PS4 will receive travel to and accommodation in Philadelphia, PA for the event.
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia:
All players will need to read How to Play in This Tournament for additional tournament specific instructions, prior to playing in this tournament.
Must be a resident of Canada or the continental United States (excluding Arizona, Maryland, Tennessee and New Jersey), 14 or over, to participate. Must have a WorldGaming account. Must have either an Xbox One™ system and an Xbox One™ copy of NHL 18 or a Playstation®4 system and a Playstation®4 copy of NHL 18 to participate. Active Xbox Live™ paid membership or Playstation® Plus account required. Online Qualifiers: January 10 – February 10, 2018. Online Playoffs: February 17th and 18th, 2018. Live Finals at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia on March 23rd, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA. Prizes consist of cash prizes between $250 - $4,000 USD. For full tournament rules please visit worldgaming.com/NHL18-SNIDER/tournament-rules.pdf. “Xbox”, “Xbox Live” and “Xbox One” are registered trademarks Microsoft Corporation. “Playstation” and “PS4” are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All games featured are trademarked and copyrighted properties of their respective publishers and/or licensors. WorldGaming™ is owned by Intertaintech Corporation. WorldGaming is an esports and competitive videogaming platform that facilitates online and ‘live’ tournaments, leagues and ladders for users who play video games they have purchased on their own video game consoles. WorldGaming does not sell or license video games and is not affiliated with, and our services are not endorsed by, any video game manufacturer or sports league.