The CNE Gaming Garage Powered By AMD Is Back As A Virtual Experience

The CNE Gaming Garage Powered by AMD is back, bringing all the fun and EXcitement of gaming to players virtually at TheEx.comAugust 21 to 23, 2020.  Since 2017, the popular three-day event has attracted more than 150,000 attendees as part of the Canadian National Exhibition. With the cancellation of the CNE this year, fans will still be able to connect online, interact virtually, and compete for prizes.

Tournaments are being held across three popular esports titles: Fortnite (PC), the new game Valorant (PC) and Rocket League.  Both the Fortnite and Valorant titles are free-to-play.

Tournament registration is now open at and both registration and participation in the tournaments is Free.

Starting August 17th, players can participate in qualification matches to earn their place in the CNE Gaming Garage Powered by AMD broadcast weekend.   The tournament will feature Fortnite Solos, Valorant 5v5 and Rocket League Duos.  Qualified gamers will have the opportunity to battle it out for their piece of a shared $4,000 prize pool.

Tournament registration closes on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Beginning August 17, 2020 participants can pre-qualify to earn their place in the Gaming Garage broadcast weekend.

Important Dates
August 17th – Tournament qualification begins
August 21st – Final qualification day and first day of the live broadcast
August 22nd – Live broadcast of semi-finalists’ brackets
August 23rd – Live broadcast finals brackets

Tournaments require advance, online registration through the CNE website. To register visit Garage.

In addition to the three-day esports tournaments, the CNE Gaming Garage Powered by AMD will feature Fortnite Island Freeplay (with prizing courtesy of AMD), an Online Dungeon & Dragons competitive adventure in Wildemount, and an online Magic: The Gathering “learn-to-play” tutorial, courtesy of – Canada’s largest trading card game retailer. will also be offering free ice cream to CNE gaming enthusiasts on a first-come, first-served basis at its Toronto store – 1398 Danforth Avenue (while supplies last).

Also included in the CNE Gaming Garage Powered by AMD is a free Virtual Robotics Competition that will take place from August 21 to September 7.

Stay tuned for details about all the attractions and events that will be available online as part of the CNE At Home virtual experience from August 21 to September 7, 2020.  For further information, visit:

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