Last week, there were some interesting news in the realm of esports. One of them, the Premier League has just collaborated with Tencent and EA to hold the ePremier League China. Meanwhile, Riot Games is collaborating with Uniqlo to release a collection of League of Legends themed t-shirts. Thrustmaster also recently launched a replica steering wheel of the Ferrari F1.
Premier League Collaborates with Tencent for the Chinese ePremier League Title
The Premier League announced that they will team up with Tencent Sports, Tencent Esports, and EA Sport to host the Chinese ePremier League. The tournament will start on 28 April 2021 until 15 May 2021. The tournament will be the first ePremier League to be held outside the UK. In the tournament, each team in the Premier League will be represented by two people from China: a professional gamer and a content creator, reported The Esports Observer. The ePremier League competition will be broadcast on Tencent’s video platform and broadcast live on DouYu and Huya.
Thrustmaster Launches Ferrari F1 Replica Steering Wheel
Last week, Thrustmaster launched the SF1000 Edition Wheel Add-on, a replica of the steering wheel used by Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel at the 2020 Ferrari F1. SF1000 is equipped with 11 buttons, 7 encoders, and 2 thumbwheels, whose functions can be adjusted according to user preferences. SF1000 is also equipped with a 4.3 inch screen, which will display various information, such as tire temperature, gears, and fuel and energy usage. SF1000 is available in Europe at this time. Meanwhile, in Asia Pacific, it will only be available on May 18, 2021. Global sales will begin on August 26, 2021.
Thrustmaster and Ferrari have been working together for the last 10 years. And the launch of the SF1000 will strengthen the relationship between the two. Prior to this, Thustmaster also supported the 2021 Ferrari Esports Series. The sim racing competition will begin on April 5, 2021. A racing sim racer who succeeds in becoming a champion will represent Ferrari in the racing sim competition, according to Motor1’s report.
Red Bull Kumite 2021 Will Held in London
Red Bull Kumite will be held in London, England. On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Guilty Gear Strive will be the game to be pitted. Meanwhile, on Sunday, 23 May 2021, Red Bull Kumite will feature a match between the 16 best Street Fighter V players. Red Bull Kumite was first held in Paris, France. And for 3 years, in 2015-2018, the tournament was always held in France. In 2019, a new Red Bull Kumite location was moved to Japan, in tribute to the developer behind Street Fighter, reports Bleeding Cool. Red Bull Kumite is supported by ASTRO Gaming as a peripheral partner and AOC as a monitor partner.
Uniqlo Will Release League of Legends Themed T-Shirt Collection
Riot Games has just announced a partnership with Uniqlo. With this, Uniqlo will launch several League of Legends themed t-shirts. The shirts will feature a variety of Runeterra-style images, including Poros, Summoners Rift, and K / DA, a virtual girl group based on characters in League of Legends, Dot Esports reports.
According to Ryan Crosby, Head of Entertainment Marketing and Consumer Products, Riot Games, the reason Uniqlo was chosen to partner with Riot is because they are dedicated to creating unique outfits. In recent years, Riot has indeed been active in collaborating with a number of fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton and A Bathing Ape. Apart from that, they also launched their own collection of merchandise.
Acer Will Hold the Predator Sim Racing Cup 2021
Acer announced their plans to hold a new racing sim tournament, namely the Predator Sim Racing Cup 2021. The competition is open to the public, with the aim of finding talented racer sims and making more and more people familiar with sim racing. In total Predator Sim Racing will offer a total prize pool of US $ 50 thousand.
According to The Esports Observer’s report, the Predator Sim Racing Cup will be held in Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Denmark, England, Iraq, Italy, Germany, Kuwait, Egypt, Norway, Oman, Poland, France, Qatar, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain , Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates. The winners of the national competition will be able to advance to international level tournaments.