The WINDTRE Rising Stars Series is a great platform to discover new talent in eSport.
If you haven’t heard, eSport is taking it up a notch with its very own new project: the MotoGP eSport Indonesian Series. Dorna Sports has just recently signed a multi-year agreement with MP1 to provide the Indonesian company exclusive rights to the all-new competition. The series will begin in 2021 and will be the perfect platform into the WINDTRE Rising Stars Series. This will give the most successful gamer a chance to compete in the MotoGP eSport Global Series next year.
MP1 is an Indonesian company operating in the events and sports management industry. It recently announced a partnership with Gresini Racing across MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE from 2021. Now, the company is taking a step forward in the virtual sector with eSports as the platform is getting larger and gaining recognition. Indonesia is one of the biggest markets in MotoGP with its most passionate fanbases. This creates the perfect environment for the world’s first locally-based MotoGP eSports series.
Marissa Komala, Managing Director Commercial & Creative, MP1
“The face of sport and way many people participate has been changing for some time now. And the situation this year has really accelerated the development of eSports.
“As part of our strategy to develop motorsport in Indonesia and, in particular, to target young talent, we have entered into a long-term partnership with Dorna to exclusively host the MotoGP eSport Indonesian Series.
“The series will see MP1 hosting a full calendar of events across the whole of Indonesia showcasing the talents of the best Indonesian gamers and ultimately using the domestic series as a platform to move into global competition.
“We are very conscious of the magnitude of the fans’ enthusiasm for MotoGP here in Indonesia. This has been a driving factor in our announcement of our partnership between Indonesian Racing and Gresini Racing starting in MotoGP next year.
“We will provide an exciting and fulfilling experience for both MotoGP and eSports fans here in Indonesia through our new partnership with Dorna. We have no doubt that this is something all MotoGP fans have been waiting for and we are very exciting to be part of it.
“It’s an absolute honour for everyone at MP1 to be holding the MotoGP eSport Indonesian Series in Indonesia, in partnership with Dorna.”
Pau Serracanta, Managing Director, Dorna Sports
“For four years now, Dorna has made a strong commitment to eSports. Since then the MotoGP eSport programme has never stopped growing. First with the Global Series, then with the WINDTRE Rising Stars Series. So, the next natural step is to organise a MotoGP eSport national series in a country where MotoGP will race in the near future and where the MotoGP fan community is one of the biggest in the world.
“This agreement and MP1’s investment in our sport guarantees the success of the first-ever MotoGP eSport national competition, the MotoGP eSport Indonesian Series.”