- 16 Jan 2018 8:00 AM
Registration: www.v4futuresports.eu web page.
At a press conference, Balázs Biró, chairman of Egymillióan a magyar esportért Egyesület presented the basic concept for the regional sports event. “The V4 Future Sports Festival will not only be the first new generation esports community hub in Hungary and in Central and Eastern Europe, but will also enable esports players and teams that are eager to develop, improve their skills and share their experience,” said Biró.
V4 Future Sports Festival will host traditional sports and the sports of the future as well. To be seen, among others, are robot football, a drone show and a teqball tournament, too. Simulators, VR stations and YouTuber stages await the audience at the Game Show, organized by PlayIT.
In League of Legends, a total of four national tournament winner teams will be participating on Budapest’s esport stage. In Counter-Strike, this number will increase by 4 invited top-tier teams, so a total of eight squads will compete for the regional champion title. In Clash Royale, the two best players from each V4 country will travel to Budapest.
The fourth title is FIFA 18, which is going to be part of the official EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, where the two best players from the 16 attending the offline event will also qualify for qualify for the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Play Offs. The online qualifiers are being organised by ESL, the world’s largest esports organization.
Tamás Deutsch, the minister responsible for the Digital Welfare Programme, highlighted the following at the press conference: “Esport in our country, just as it is on the global level, is a rapidly developing digital and sports activity.
The aim of the Digital Welfare Programme 2.0 (DJP 2.0) is based on the success, traditions and intellectual resources of Hungarian sports, as well as innovation. We are talking about, on one hand, the increased use of digital instruments, methods and technologies in Hungarian sports, and on the other hand, the domestic development of those new digital applications, solutions and products that can be competitive on a global scale.”
The face of the event and patron of esports was presented at the press conference. Outstanding Hungarian swimmer László Cseh, Olympic silver and bronze medallist, world champion and European champion, stressed that traditional and electronic sports complement each other. “I am a passionate gamer as well, it helps me relax, concentrate and fills me with energy after the daily swimming training sessions.”
About Egymillióan a magyar esportért Egyesület
Egymillióan a magyar esportért Egyesület started as a bottom-up movement of the Hungarian esports community in 2013. The group, working through on-line and social media platforms, became an NGO in 2016. Their goals include social responsibility, which emphasises changing social prejudices against video games and underlining the importance of physical activity and sports.