Archive for April 17th, 2008

I Am Canadian! Wait, What?

For those of you unaware, this here troll mage is a Canadian fellow. Born here, raised here, love it here.

Why do I tell you this? Because of this rather trippy thing having to do with the Arena Tournaments that Blizzard is hosting.

Arena Tournament Registration


Canadian residents are not required to pay an Entry Fee in order to enter. Instead, Canadian residents may enter by submitting a 250 word typewritten essay comparing the video gaming culture in Canada to the video gaming culture in the United States on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and mailing their essay to Essay Entry for The North American Blizzard Entertainment Arena Tournament, P.O Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92623. Essay entries must be received no later than March 31, 2008 in order to be eligible. Essay entrants represent and warrant that the essay is their original work and does not infringe the rights of any third party. By entering, essay entrants hereby grant, without further consideration, all right, title and interest in and to their essay to Sponsor.

I know you’re thinking “Wait, what?”

Canadian law is a very bitchy thing to try and work with. Last year, when Blizzard held these official Arena Tournament business, they had to close it to Canadian residents. Essentially, Canadian gaming law prevents any Canadian resident from competing in any gaming event UNLESS said gaming event has intelligent or educational aspects to them. And because it’s educational, they cannot charge for it either.


We Canadians can enter the arena tournament, or could if we mailed off our 250 word introduction paragraph… I mean, essay, to Blizzard a few weeks ago.


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