Even in sports, innovation is the key. New games, new gaming formats, new rules, new players and new uniforms. Recently, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced AirBadminton (outdoor badminton). Now, we hear that players can participate in an online golf event.
Golf’s European Tour and Swedish esports production company have come together to launch the first esports competition named eEuropean eTour Championship. The online golf tournament will launch at the Made in Denmark tour event, which takes place at the Himmerland Resort in Farsø from 23 and 24 May. Four quarterfinals will take place on 23 May while the two semi-finals and the final will take place on 24 May.
The eEuropean eTour Championship will take place in the tented village at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, which hosts the European Tour event featuring defending champion Matt Wallace, former World Number One Lee Westwood and Ryder Cup star and home favourite, Thorbjørn Olesen.
Eight of the best esports players from around the world will travel to Denmark to compete in the online golf title World Golf Tour which currently has a database of 15 million players. The winner of the tournament will win prize money of US $5,000, biggest prize pool in an esports golf tournament.
Marcus Lindmark, chief executive of DreamHack, added: “We’re always looking for new ways to bring world-class esports to fans all over the globe, and this truly is an amazing opportunity to do just that. With our huge experience in esports and organising gaming events put together with European Tour’s know-how in golf tournaments, it’s going to be the ultimate crossover between competitive golf and esports.”