Oxent raises the veil on the Cyberathlete Summit ( cybsum.com), a new events format highlighting video games as both a show and sport, and showcasing the talent of its champions, who are true athletes and new icons in our digital society.
The three pillars of the Cyberathlete Summit:
· Legendary players, both French and international
· A tournament held in an auditorium open to the general public
· 100% of the matches live broadcasted on the Internet
3 events have already been scheduled for 2012: in June, October and December. Each will feature 1 or 2 games, on PC or console, with the ambition of driving the video game industry and its broad audience in the world of electronic sports.
The first Cyberathlete Summit will be held in Paris on Saturday June 23rd, along the Champs Elysées, at the Pierre Cardin theatre, which will be transformed for the occasion into a futuristic arena. With support of Ubisoft, the game selected for this first edition is the awaited Shootmania Storm, the Online Multiplayers FPS on PC designed by Nadeo, creator of Trackmania.
A select group of French and international champions, guests of the organisation (travel/lodging), will take part in the encounter in a spectacular format that is to be announced soon. The events will last 7 hours over two sessions (afternoon / evening) with 400 spectators in attendance and thousands more expected on the Internet.
- Ticketing for spectators
- Application form for pro-gamers to request an invitation
Oxent is an innovative company based in Paris, co-founded by Antoine Frankart and Matthieu Dallon and specialised in electronic sports, services for video game publishers and on-line communities management. Oxent runs the social platform Gamersband.com and edits EsportsFrance.com. Oxent also produced in 2011 the ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) during the Paris Games Week. For more information : www.oxent.net
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit : www.ubisoftgroup.com