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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Qatar-France ‘Year of Culture’ kicks off with first FIFA 21 e-Cup tournament


2 countries, 1 champion: Qatar Museums and Paris Saint Germain Esports organised the first e-Cup between both countries as part of the Qatar-France Year of Culture 2020.

The first ‘e-Cup’ tournament between Qatar and France will kick off on October 17 and 18, as part of the Qatar-France Year of Culture 2020 celebration, a specially curated cultural programme to build creative collaborations between the two nations. 

“The first aim of the Year of Culture is to celebrate culture in all its forms. Thus, on October 17th and 18th, a Qatar-France e-Cup will take place for the first time: a new opportunity to create a real moment of sharing between these two Nations,” PSG said in a statement

Qatar Museums said in a statement that the initiative provides a new opportunity to create a real moment of sharing between the two nations.

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On the first day of the e-tournament, 1,024 players will have the chance to compete against each other during the first country qualifiers on FIFA 21 and make their way through the finals. Whoever makes it gets a chance to represent their country. 

After the pre-selection, the best players will meet on FIFA 21 on October 18 at 4 pm (UTC/GMT+2) for the big final of the e-Cup. 

Live commentary will also be available in both Arabic and French by the two talented players from the PSG Esports team, Ahmed al-Meghessib and Arsène Froon.

The winner will earn a value of €1,500 Official Paris Saint-Germain merchandise. Only citizens and residents of Qatar and France can enter the competition, with 512 respective places each for the first country qualifiers. 

To register, visit www.ecupqatarfrance.com

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