Esports Gamers to Play at Roland Garros

Tennis is the latest sport to host an esports tournament after French Open organizer Roland Garros announced its first gaming tournament, which will give gamers a chance to attend one of the biggest tennis events of the year.

The tournament will be sponsored by the French Open's main partner, multinational banking group BNP Paribas and will be called the 'Roland-Garros e-series by BNP Paribas.'

Players from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, China, India and Brazil will compete in a demo-version of the unreleased Tennis World Tour game made by Bigben Interactive.

The winner of each region will then travel to the French Open in Paris on May 25 where they will play in the finals of the tournament. With the French Open starting on May 21, the e-series finals will be held during the opening rounds of the tournament.

The e-series is part of a renewed agreement between BNP Paribas and the French Tennis Federation (FFT), according to the Esports Observer, in which the deal will last until 2021.

Tennis is one of the many sports that has started its own esports tournaments, joining the likes of the NBA, NHL as well as football leagues La Liga and Bundesliga.