The French president announced two major events to take place in Paris in 2023 and 2024

Esports is going to have a bumper two years in France as president Emmanuel Macron confirms that two huge events will be hosted in Paris in 2023 and 2024. The revelation was made in an official post on Macron’s Twitter account.

In a message thanking contributors to the francophone video game fundraiser Z Event, Macron confirmed the previously announced BLAST Paris 2023 Major would be held in the the Accor Arena. Additionally Macron revealed that Paris would host the first-ever TrackMania Games in 2024.

Macron’s commitment to esports

The announcement was predicated by a meeting held several months ago with french esports figures such as Sébastien “Ceb” Debs. “I want to give you an update on the rendez-vous I had several months ago with several esports figures who joined me at the Élysée Palace, and asked me to mobilize our country.”

“I want to give you news that France will host two exceptional esports events in 2023 and 2024.”

Emmanuel Macron on Esports

As a result Macron made two revelations. “I want to give you news that France will host two exceptional esports events in 2023 and 2024. In May 2023, the BLAST Major for CS:GO will take place in Paris. The first ever CS:GO Major to take place in France will be held in the Accor Arena. “

“In addition In 2024, we will host the first-ever TRACKMania Games. We will be mobilizing everyone so that around the Olympics Games,  esports will play an integral part. For the Trackmania Games we will also have champions coming from across the world to compete in Paris.”

Paris is also the host of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad. Emmanuel Macron’s statement seems to be good news for those who want the Olympics and esports to be more deeply entwined. 

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Michael is a UK-based content creator who caught the esports bug in 2010, but took eight years to figure out he should write about it. Throwing away a promising career in marketing and PR, he now specialises in MOBAs, covering League of Legends, Dota 2, and esports in general since 2019. When not glued to tournaments taking place on the other side of the globe, he spends time nurturing an unhealthy addiction to MMOs and gacha games.