“Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas” is the world’s biggest eTennis tournament - played on the video game “Tennis World Tour 2” – supported by the French esport team MCES. This competition is made up of international qualifying stages & a Grand Final in Roland-Garros.
In 2021, the competition becomes a launchpad towards a career in esport, thanks to a new format combining education and competition. 7 international qualifying stages are held in April within international esport schools/universities (see the list) with students all aspiring to become professional and/or work in esport. (see the 2021 edition trailer)
Each qualifying stage’s winner is qualified for the Grand Final taking place on Saturday, May 29th in Roland-Garros. The 8th finalist is a winner of the "We Are Tennis tournament" opened to the general public.
All the 8 Grand Final’s participants attend a workshop in Roland-Garros - on Friday May 28th - in order to receive valuable advice for their coming career in esport. Things get more serious the following day with the Grand Final starting. But only the winner gets a chance to attend a 1-week bootcamp at the MCES Team’s Gaming Center in Marseille.
To follow the competition, two live shows are casted by Gaël Monfils, the current men's singles French No. 1 in the ATP rankings and Rivenzi, a Twitch streamer well-known among sports fans in France. Both shows are broadcasted live on Gaël Monfils’ Twitch channel.
The live show #1 takes place on Tuesday April 27th at 6pm with a program featuring special guests, quizzes and gifts to win as well as the “We are Tennis tournament” final, commented by both casters (see best-of #1). The live show #2 is held on Saturday May 29th in Roland-Garros presenting the 2021 Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas final.