French esports organisation Team MCES has announced a partnership with the Aspire Zone Foundation.
As a result, the two parties will collaborate to install a 250 square-metre Aspire Zone esports training facility located in Qatar’s capital city of Doha.
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The facility will be open to professional and amateur esports teams alongside children. The ‘unique’ esports programme will be used to cultivate aspiring esports talent as Qatar sets its sights on becoming an industry leader by 2030.
Romain Sombret, Co-founder and Chairman of Team MCES, commented on the partnership in a release: “We are very pleased to welcome a worldwide renowned partner. ASPIRE is a symbol of excellence and a key player in the world of sport. Our strategy to connect the worlds of sport and esports at the international level is entering a new era and a new dimension with ASPIRE. We are so proud to have been selected by the management of ASPIRE and have great objectives to develop a national vision by 2030.”
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Team MCES currently operates a number of facilities in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, and Paris alongside an academy that hosts annual programmes and seasonal holiday camps.
Mohammad Mubarak Al-Kuwari, Chief Marketing Officer at Aspire Zone Foundation, added: “We are proud to announce the collaboration with MCES to launch the first Esport academy in Qatar located at Aspire Zone Foundation. The esport industry is growing rapidly attracting many professional players, fans, and investors which falls in line with our vision to be pioneers in sports.”
Esports Insider says: The Middle East is slowly expanding its efforts to grow the esports sector in the region and this collaboration between MCES and Aspire Zone Foundation is the next step for dedicated facilities to be used by aspiring players.
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