play like stars Truxtun Capital and Aspire Zone partner to organinse the “Qatar eSports Aspire Wega World Cup™”
March 24, 2019
On Sunday, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) announced a long-term partnership with Wega, the leading global payment solution developed by Truxtun Capital, to a multi-game eSports World Cup in Doha – the first such tournament ever.
This alliance between two major companies from sports and technology will offer 2.3 billion eSports players across the globe the chance to compete for financial prizes.
With online qualifying rounds running all over the world, the first edition of the eSports World Cup will take place starting November 2019. Every year for the next four years, Wega and Aspire Zone will also organise a 40-day eSports Festival in Qatar’s sports at the state-of-the-art facilities of Aspire Zone.
Commenting on the agreement, Abdullah Nasser Al-Naemi, Director General of Aspire logistics, said: “We are thrilled to sign this agreement with ‘WEGA’, the world’s leading e-sports organisation, and to announce the first eSports World Cup in the Middle East: The Aspire WEGA World Cup.
“At AZF, we are constantly innovating to become the reference in sports excellence worldwide by 2020. The electronic gaming industry is currently one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with an annual growth rate of 40%. Building on the success of Qatar’s national team during the AFC Asian Cup earlier this year, we are now expanding into this exciting new sports entertainment field.”
“In addition to exciting participants and spectators alike, we are confident the Aspire WEGA World Cupwill become another demonstration of Qatar’s ability to host exceptional international events.”
Patrick Moynier, President of Truxtun Capital said: “We are so proud to launch this outstanding eSports tournament in partnership with Aspire Zone. As a Fintech company providing an innovative digital financial platform, it was a strategic decision to invest in a market expecting 6 billion players in the next 10 years. Looking ahead to the next FIFA World Cup, when all eyes will be on Doha, our technology and services will significantly enhance the entire player experience and increase the industry’s revenues.”
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