Professional golf’s DP World Tour has launched a new esports competition in conjunction with Topgolf, culminating in a live final to be held in Dubai, alongside the actual season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
Anyone who downloads the mobile game WGT by Topgolf can enter. This DreamHack Sports game offers players the opportunity to virtually play some of the most famous golf courses around the world, even including St Andrews.
The DP World ‘eTour’ event is held on a digital recreation of the Wolf Creek Course in Nevada, USA. The event begins with an open qualification period, between 31st August 31st to October 16th, after which the leading 128 players will advance to a knockout phase the following week, with the final four players invited to the live final in Dubai on November 16th.
Richard Bunn, Managing Director of European Tour Productions says: “The esports industry allows the DP World Tour to engage with our existing audience in a different way and attract new fans through our broadcast and digital platforms. After working with WGT by Topgolf and DreamHack Sports Games before on the European eTour, we knew they were the perfect partners to help introduce a new DP World Tour branded competition to our fans.
“With the support of our title partner DP World, the final promises to be a spectacular event, taking place at their impressive Flow Pavilion in Dubai, which includes an 8K screen which is a stunning backdrop for the best WGT gamers to compete for the chance to be the DP World eTour Champion.”