After esports organizations Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo have agreed to host the “European Development Championship” (EDC) series in Malta from 2021, GamingMalta declared a milestone for Malta’s emerging esports culture.
The EDC Series will host the five esports tournaments throughout Malta in order to encourage grassroots sports growth, a new landmark on the European Esport Calendar. Players compete for $150,000 in cash prizes and additional opportunities for ‘Pro Bootcamp’ to further their career as a footballer.
In order to achieve a great commitment for the growing Malta esports community, GamingMalta has signed an agreement with Eden and Fantasyexpo to choose Malta as the home of the EDC series.
The first competition Malta esports turnouts ‘Malta Vibes’ and ‘SuperNova Malta,’ GamingMalta and Eden previously cooperated in production.
Eden Esports CEO Sergey Bidzan said, “We are happy to expand our relationship with GamingMalta, the support of which has played a key role in Eden Esports’ development from a small local tournament operator in the past three years.”
“GamingMalta’s sponsorship of the sports community is absolutely unbelievable and its efforts are a case in point that other governments will pursue. Our shared aim – Malta as one of the world esports hubs”
Gaming Malta marked 2021 as a significant year for Malta’s sporting culture. Along with its first ESL Pro League fittings, the island hosts the inaugural EDC Series.
GamingMalta was founded in 2015 and is a non-profit that supports the industry and business environment in Malta, while preparing Malta for its next business cycle, to support fast-growing and disruptive industries.
GamingMalta COO Ivan Filletti said that he is very pleased to see the stature and adjustment to new realities of the local climate. “Malta is delighted. This tournament is just another example of a good local esports organization.”