Swedish esports tournament platform Epulze has announced a partnership with VPgame, a multi-purpose esports service platform, to organise a range of professional and grassroots competitions.
According to the release, the aim of the partnership is to grow grassroots level esports in Asia by combining the functionality and reach of the two esports platforms.
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The partnership will kick-off before Chinese New Year on February 8th with a grassroots Dota 2 tournament followed by a special Valentine’s Day event on February 14th. There are plans in the future for tournaments to be added in titles such as CS:GO, VALORANT and League of Legends.
Markus Lövgren, Co-Founder and CMO of Epulze commented: “At Epulze our vision is to entertain the world through esports. We have seen massive user growth in our primary game Dota 2, and as we add more game titles, we find that VPgame is the perfect partner to work with in reaching even more esports fans.
“It is really great to work with people who share the same passion for growing grassroots esports as we do.”
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Since its launch in May 2013, VPgame has partnered with a variety of esports entities. Last year, LGD-Gaming’s sister organisation teamed up with Southeast Asian esports organisation Mineski Global to expand and improve grassroots esports offerings to consumers in the region.
Trinity Wu, Head of Marketing at VPgame added: “We are glad to be building this partnership with Epulze. Epulze is currently leading the Dota 2 tournament platform and we share the same goal of growing grassroots esports.
“In the future, we hope for more parties to join us in building a more integrated global esports ecosystem together.”
Esports Insider Says: Epulze has been providing gamers every day with a place to compete in a fun, friendly environment since the inception of the platform in 2017. As such it makes sense that the firm would strive to improve its output and expand more to grow grassroots in other areas of the world.