6 teams participated in the tournament. The True Fighters team includes sports official Kamil Gadzhiev, and the coach is Kurban Omarov, a well-known entrepreneur on social media. The Start Arena team includes former hockey players Andrey Stepanov and Sergey Konkov. The well-known blogger in the Hockey Stigg mask became the coach of HC Tsaritsyn. The NBSK team includes bloggers Yarkuzya, Evgenich, Ivhockey and Rita Lobkina. The Rospressa club includes sports commentator Denis Kazansky and the famous hockey player Andrey Nikolishin, and the Friends of the Ural Classics team includes the legendary Zenit goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev and Match TV commentators Roman Skvortsov and Artem Bozhko.
NBSK and HC Tsaritsyn met in the final game. In a brilliant and emotional fight with a score of 4:3, the NBSK team won. The winner received a prize of 1 million rubles.
Media tournament organizers Grigory Panin and Yegor Yakovlev were unable to personally attend the tournament, as they were preparing for the final game of the KHL regular season, but were able to attend a press conference where they announced the creation of a hockey media league.
Grigory Panin, captain of HC Salavat Yulaev:
“Media hockey definitely has a great future in our country. Where is it next, you ask? Obviously, during these 2 days we saw a great prelude to creating a full-fledged hockey media league. Details coming soon”
Egor Yakovlev, captain of HC Metallurg, Olympic champion:
“I am happy to be part of the development of media hockey in Russia. I would like to thank all the participants and our sponsors, namely Sergey Kuleshov and AMK holding. We have many plans for the future. Media League to be!”