European Tour To Launch Golf’s First ‘eSports Tour’
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-12-19
By THE EUROPEAN TOUR
The European Tour, in partnership with eSports specialists DreamHack and Topgolf Entertainment Group, has launched golf’s first eSports series, the European eTour.
Starting at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA in January, the inaugural season-long eTour will feature six eSports contests held at European Tour tournaments around the world.
Players will go head-to-head in the leading online and mobile golf game, World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf, which is currently played by more than 20 million people worldwide. A long-time leader in online golf competitions, WGT by Topgolf offers the most photorealistic golf gaming experience giving players the opportunity to virtually play some of the most famous golf championship courses. Topgolf is currently developing additional European Tour virtual venues to add to its portfolio of WGT golf courses.
The five tournament winners, along with three wildcards qualifiers, will then contest the season-ending finale at the European Tour’s own season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, which takes place at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 19-22, 2020.