Paris Saint-Germain to hold inaugural eSports tournament in Singapore as part of Asia summer tour
As part of its summer tour in Singapore for the 2018 International Champions Cup (ICC), Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will be holding its inaugural eSports Challenge 2018 in collaboration with Team Flash, a Singaporean eSports outfit.
To be held in Clarke Quay, Singapore’s entertainment enclave on 29 July, two players from the reigning French Ligue 1 champions eSports’ FIFA team, Lucas Cuillerier and Johan Simon, will pit their skills against Team Flash, as well as the regional champions from the recently concluded Asian Football Gaming Championships and the winners from the PSG Community Tournament.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring our champions to Singapore during the club’s summer tour. The PSG esports Challenge 2018 is a new step in the development of Paris Saint-Germain and of PSG esports in Asia,” said Sebastien Wasels, managing director for Asia Pacific at PSG.
PSG will be in Singapore from the 25 July to the 1 August for the ICC.
“For this first edition, we have the pleasure of collaborating with the Singaporean team, Team Flash. A first which will be extended on the long term. Esports is an integral part of the club’s international development strategy and we hope to leverage the popularity of the sport in this region and engage with the wider esports community.”
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PSG will be in Singapore from the 25 July to the 1 August for the ICC, where it will play against English Premier League club Arsenal and Spain’s La Liga club Atletico Madrid, before making its way to Shenzhen, China to compete in the Champions Trophy against its French rival, AS Monaco.