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NHL creates players-only esports competition

The National Hockey League has become the latest major sports organization to create a players-only esports tournament to help fill the sports competition void amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.

In partnership with esports company ESL Gaming and the National Hockey League Players' Association, the NHL has created the inaugural "NHL Player Gaming Challenge", which will include player representatives from all 31 NHL teams, as well as the Seattle expansion team.

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