Following the first e-Open tournament presented by Mastercard last year, golf governing body R&A has announced that gamers and golf fans will be able to take part again in 2021.
Players of all skill levels will be able to test themselves against the challenge of the iconic links of Royal St George’s, the golf club based in Kent, UK, in this golf esports tournament.
The e-Open qualifying will take place at the host of the 149th Open, Royal St George’s, rendered in World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf between the 12th of July to the 15th of August. Knock-out rounds will be running from the 17th to the 19th of August, leading to a grand final showdown on the 20th of August.
The 149th Open will take place at Royal St George’s between the 15th and the 18th of July, giving players all the inspiration they need to take on the virtual challenge.
Last year’s inaugural e-Open tournament saw more than 145,000 entries from 125 countries, with more than 1,1m WGT rounds played. It was won by British player Fmagnets. Prizes up for grabs this year include an all-expenses paid trip to the 150th Open in St Andrew’s in Scotland next year.
Esports continues to grow in popularity and be enjoyed by gamers of all levels all around the world. Open to everyone, the e-Open gives golf fans a unique opportunity on a global platform to tackle the unrelenting challenge at Royal St George’s against other gamers, for a chance to be crowned champion.
Players can enter the 2021 e-Open challenge here.