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DreamHack has launched golf’s first esports proposition

The European eTour

In partnership with the European Tour and Topgolf Entertainment Group, DreamHack has launched golf’s first esports proposition — the European eTour.
Starting with 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 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.

The world’s best golf esports players are attempting to qualify for the live onsite events via online qualification tournaments. For each event, eight players advance from the online qualifiers to compete onsite at European Tour events in an exciting nine-hole knockout match play format, initially in two round robin groups, before straight knockout semi-finals and final.
The five tournament winners, along with three wildcards qualifiers, then contest the season-finale at the European Tour’s own season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, which takes place at Jumeirah Golf Estates from Nov. 19-22, 2020.

DreamHack brings its extensive esports events and streaming production capabilities to create a premium esports broadcasting product. Throughout the series, fans will enjoy extensive, live coverage, as well as bespoke ancillary content of all six European eTour events across a multitude of platforms including broadcast, digital and social media.