Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo will host the European Development Championship (EDC) series in Malta from 2021.
Malta.- GamingMalta has announced that Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo will host five tournaments in the European Development Championship (EDC) series in Malta starting from next year.
The new fixtures, which will offer cash prizes of $150,000 and professional development opportunities, will be held across the island with the goal of promoting the growth of grassroots esports.
GamingMalta, the non-profit body that promotes Malta’s gaming industry, brokered the agreement to choose Malta to host the EDC Series.
GamingMalta and Eden have previously worked together on the first competitive esports tournaments held in Malta, Malta Vibes and SuperNova Malta.
The latest agreement will make 2021 a year of significant development for esports in Malta, coming alongside the island’s first ESL Pro League fixtures.
GamingMalta COO Ivan Filletti said: “Malta is delighted to see the local ecosystem grow in stature and adapting to new realities. This tournament is another example of a local based successful esports organisation forging a way forward.”
Eden Esports CEO Sergey Bidzan said: “We are pleased to extend our partnership with GamingMalta, whose support within the last three years has played a key role in Eden Esports’ growth from a tiny local gaming centre to an international tournament operator.
“The way GamingMalta supports the esports scene is just incredible and their initiatives are an example to be followed by other governments. We are excited to move side by side towards our common goal – to make Malta one of the world’s esports hubs.”
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