Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas

The FFT has thrown itself into esport by organising the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas, the biggest international eTennis competition, since 2018.

The fifth edition of the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas marks a real change in the international scope of the world’s biggest eTennis tournament, the only tennis gaming competition organised by any of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

For the first time ever, the tournament will be played exclusively on mobile, more specifically on Tennis Clash, the world’s number one free tennis game. Published by Wildlife Studios, this game has been downloaded 90 million times in 241 countries, thus giving ever more eTennis fans the opportunity to enter the tournament free of charge.

The emblematic Philippe-Chatrier court has been recreated for all of the tournament’s matches. Participants will see their player dressed in the official Roland-Garros 2022 outfit and will have the option of buying Roland-Garros racquet strings to improve their performance.

BNP Paribas are back as the event’s title partner for the fifth year in a row, while Renault is now an official partner.

Four different qualifying events will be held to decide the eight finalists that will vie for the title of 2022 champion in the Grand Final, held on Centre Court at Roland-Garros on Saturday 21st May.

To boost entry numbers and diversity, the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas has teamed up with Women in Games (WiG) France to hold a qualifying event just for women. Women in Games, a non-profit organisation that offers support for women in the gaming industry, has a worldwide network of more than 50,000 members in 53 countries across the globe. This collaboration is designed to encourage more women to enter the tournament and guarantees two women the opportunity to play in the Grand Final.

In parallel to the WiG France qualifying tournament, there will also be a qualifying competition organised in partnership with the XP School, France’s largest eSport & gaming school, which boasts nine different campuses.

The four finalists from these two qualifying events will also have the unique opportunity to enrich their esport experience ahead of the Grand Final in a two-day bootcamp by the MCES Team, one of France’s leading professional esport clubs, in their Gaming Center in Marseille.

The general public will also be involved, by taking part in two qualifying tournaments that are open and accessible to gamers across the globe. They will take place from 21st to 25th April and from 28th April to 2nd May and will see the two best players in each competition qualify for the Grand Final.

Twitch streamer Rivenzi, the platform’s go-to esport streamer, will present two Twitch live shows dedicated to the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas alongside LittleBigWhale and Ponce.

The first live show will be broadcast on Thursday 28th April from the Club des Pyramides, where the final qualifying rounds organised by WiG and the XP School will also be shown.

Centre Court at Roland-Garros will host the second live show on Saturday 21st May, when we will find out the winner of the 2022 edition of the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas.

Plenty of surprises are in store and a number of well-known guests will appear in these two live shows .

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