Representatives from the 31 NHL teams and Seattle will compete in an NHL20 Player Gaming Challenge. Warren Foegele will represent the Carolina Hurricanes.
Hockey is still at least a few months from returning to our arenas, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get hockey from the players in some sort of form. Every team in the league and Seattle, represented by the NFL’s Seahawks, will send a representative or two from their team to compete in the upcoming NHL player Gaming Challenge.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be represented by the one and only Warren Foegele! This competition will be done in efforts to raise funds for charities that support those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s one of the few efforts by the league that has been agreed upon by the NHLPA.
Starting on April 30th and going over the course of four weeks each player will face another player and their represented club once a week. Each week will offer up new storylines and Matchups.
Take a look at who else is competing in this challenge:
Luke Willson, a tight end with the Seahawks, will represent the future of Seattle in the NHL. That has to be a fun addition. The Canadian native is one of a few to transition to the American Football scene.
Warren Foegele is going to have some tough competition to play against. Several teams have more than one representative. Which makes me wonder why Foegele is going solo without help from either of the other two musketeers, Dougie Hamilton or Andrei Svechnikov. Maybe perhaps noted Fortnite gamers Sebastian Aho or Teuvo Teravainen?
Thing is Warren doesn’t need them. He can handle the competition on his own.
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The Carolina Hurricanes are already one of the best teams in the game, having the recent trades and Justin Williams added on just makes them even more lethal. Warren also gets a healthy Dougie Hamilton back as well.
This won’t be World of ‘Chel. This is going to be a straight-up team vs team gameplay. Foegele will have one of the best teams to take on the competition. Call it a bold prediction, but I say he will go undefeated in the next four weeks.
This challenge was something many fans clamored for over the last few weeks. It’s great to see it actually happen. However Warren Foegele does in this challenge, we should be proud of him and his representation of the Carolina Hurricanes.
There is still little word on how the presentation will look like. Will they show the players or just their screens? Time will tell. I plan on covering every game played by Foegele here, so stay tuned for that folks!
Presented by Honda, every game will be available to watch on NHL Network with Los Angeles Kings TV play-by-play announcer Alex Faust hosting. Certain matchups will be available to watch live on NBC Sports. Fans can also watch every game online via Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Premiere and NHL.com
All gaming will happen on PS4 consoles on NHL20 by EA. The National Hockey League Foundation and Electronic Arts will donate a combined $100,000 in support of the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
Question for CC Readers: Who do you think will win the NHL Player Gaming Challenge?