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Roland-Garros eSeries: The eTennis competition returns this May with Tennis Clash

BNP Paribas returns as main partner for the event for the fifth year in a row.

The Roland Garros eSeries 2022 by BNP Paribas, the world’s largest and most inclusive eTennis tournament, has announced the details for the fifth edition of its annual esports championship. The Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) is organizing the tournament, which will see eight finalists advance from four separate qualifying events to meet in a Grand Final at Roland Garros on Saturday, May 21, 2022, to be declared the eTennis world champion.

To commemorate the tournament’s fifth anniversary, FFT has made a number of important adjustments to its commitment to eTennis. This involves a move to a mobile esports format on Tennis Clash, the world’s most popular mobile tennis game. This year marked the transition to a mobile esports format, with Wildlife Studios Tennis Clash, the world’s most successful mobile tennis game.

8 finalists will get a chance to compete at Roland Garros in the Grand Final

This year’s event has a new format, with four qualifying tournaments allowing eight players the chance to compete in the Grand Final at Roland-Garros. Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas has teamed with Women in Games France for one female-only qualifying event in order to increase participation and diversity.

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A qualifying tournament in collaboration with XP School will take place alongside the WiG France female-only qualifier (The International Esports and Gaming School). On Thursday, April 28, the final stage of both qualifying tournaments will be aired live on Twitch by popular French streamer Rivenzi, who will be joined on the show by LittleBigWhale and Ponce.

Prior to the Grand Final, the four finalists from both qualifiers will be provided a unique opportunity to advance their pro-gaming careers through a two-day coaching experience hosted by Team MCES, a major French esports organization, at its Gaming Centre in Marseille.

Furthermore, the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas will have two open general public qualifiers open to anybody in the world, with four additional Grand Final spots available. The first qualification will be held from Thursday, April 21 to Monday, April 25, followed by the second qualifying from Thursday, April 28 to Monday, May 2.

BNP Paribas returns as the main partner of Roland-Garros eSeries

BNP Paribas has returned as the principal sponsor of the eTennis tournament, which is the only eTennis tournament organized by one of the four Tennis Grand Slams, demonstrating its dedication to the sport. Renault, which has been declared an official partner of the event, has joined BNP Paribas as a partner. On the virtual Philippe-Chatrier Court, which has been replicated in Tennis Clash, both BNP Paribas and Renault branding will be visible.

For more information about the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas players can visit the official website. To sign up to compete at one of the general public qualifying events, players must download the game and have unlocked Tour 3.

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