This year’s event will see eight finalists compete in the Grand Final at Roland-Garros itself on Friday, May 26. Seven of the eight places at the final will be awarded to players coming from different qualifying events. These events will enable four players to join William Foster – reigning champion and winner of the 2023 Tennis Clash Australian Open virtual tournament – and three other finalists from the qualifying tournaments run by Women in Games, Handigamers and the Twitch community.
In fact, in 2023, the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas will become the most inclusive eSport competition in the world by extending its partnership with Women in Games – an international organisation striving for parity in the gaming industry – and by launching a new collaboration with Handigamers, a French association helping people with disabilities live out their passion for video games.
A full breakdown on how the eight finalist spots will been determined is as follows:
● 1 slot for the 2023 Australian Open Tennis Clash winner William Foster
● 4 slots for the three open qualifiers, Open Qualifier #1 (winner) February 23 to 27, Open Qualifier #2 (winner) March 23 to 27 & Open Qualifier #3 (winner and runner-up) April 20 to 24
● 1 slot for the Women in Games closed qualifier
● 1 slot for the Handigamers closed qualifier
● 1 slot for the “Twitch Community Clash” closed qualifier