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Check out the Ubisoft Toronto NEXT 2020 Finalists

May 15, 2020
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With the seventh annual Ubisoft Toronto NEXT Challenge underway, it’s clear the level of talent in Ontario’s students has never been higher.

Ontario post-secondary students have had to adapt to a lot of challenges in the last few months —from school closures to a pivot to virtual learning — but their hard work and resilience continues to shine through. After our team extended the deadline for this year’s NEXT competition, we were excited to see a plethora of impressive submissions.

Our annual competition for Ontario students and recent graduates showcases the province’s emerging talents across 3D art, animation, concept art, level design, programming, tech art, and user interface art. With more than 250 submissions, Ubisoft Toronto judges in each discipline had their work cut out for them in selecting this year’s finalists. After an extensive review, we are excited to share the 30 students from 15 different schools who have made it to the final stage.

Introducing the 2020 Ubisoft Toronto NEXT finalists:

3D Art

Acie Suralta – George Brown College

Dong-hoon Choi – Centennial College

Lynden Sylvestre – Durham College

 

Animation

Ashutosh Chawla – Centennial College

Bruno Sampaio Leme Dias – George Brown College

Lucas Holling – Seneca College

Thedrick John Lancaon – George Brown College

Yonghwan Seok – Centennial College

 

Concept Art

Adam Homonylo – Max the Mutt College

Aldi Abujan – Sheridan College

David Mattiacci – Toronto Film School

Nan Shi – Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD)

Zoe Blackbourn – George Brown College

 

Level Design

Carsten Booth – Sheridan College

Julian Disterheft – George Brown College

Kyle Richardson – George Brown College

Nawaf Bahadur – Sheridan College

Sukhraj Johal – Sheridan College

 

Programming

Haorui Zhang – University of Waterloo

Jacob Pratley – Ontario Tech University

Michael Ward – University of Windsor

Oktay Comu – University of Toronto

Robin Vandenbrande – Centennial College

Honourable mention: Oleksandr Voronin – University of Guelph

 

Tech Art

Dongyoon Lee – Humber College

Mohamad Salame – Durham College

 

User Interface

Perry (Chen Hang) Wang – University of Toronto

Shane Saxton – Niagara College

Vicky Tran – Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD)

Wilson Truong – Sheridan College

 

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

Watch Our Awards Ceremony Live

For the first time ever, we will be livestreaming the Ubisoft Toronto NEXT Awards Ceremony on the Ubisoft Toronto YouTube Channel: Wednesday, May 27 at 5 PM. Tune in (and comment along!) to celebrate with us, and hear from our NEXT judges in each discipline on how the finalists tackled this year’s challenges.

Ubisoft Toronto NEXT: More Info

Ubisoft Toronto NEXT is an annual competition designed to display the talent of video game development students in Ontario, and to kickstart their careers in the industry. With paid apprenticeships in hand, winners of each category receive the opportunity to learn from top talent and further hone their skills.

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