France’s Anass Benghazi, ‘Anteo’, has been crowned as the winner of the Olympic Esports Series 2023 finals for tennis, which took place in Singapore today. Anteo defeated Shenghao He, ‘Kafe’, from People’s Republic of China over a best-of-five match in the grand final in Tennis Clash to become the first-ever tennis winner at the event.
Anteo recorded a 3-1 victory in an enthralling final, winning the third and fourth games to seal the title after the players had split the opening two games. The win for Anteo adds to an impressive resumé, with the Frenchman having finished runner-up at the 2022 Roland Garros eSeries and reaching the semi-finals in the same competition this year.
In the 3rd place match, Great Britain’s William Foster, ‘Ƒѳᵶᵶƴ’, defeated Shengquan Lyu, ‘Fly失忆 of China, P.R. to end the event on a high. Ƒѳᵶᵶƴ, who had defeated Kafe in the final at this year’s Roland Garros eSeries and was the top-ranked player from the Qualifiers in May, had been previously upset by Anteo in a dramatic semi-final.
The remaining two players at the event – Andrew Arriola, DéjàVu٠мт, from Singapore and Brian Netter, BRUINˣᴹᴱᴺ , from United States of America – were eliminated after the group stage.
The six-player field was made up of the five best performers from the Qualifiers, which were held in Tennis Clash on 4-10 May, and one wild card player from Singapore. Over 190,000 players took part in the event, with competitors enjoying the new Olympic Esports Series court that was created for this event.
The ITF and Wildlife Studios are among a number of International Federations and games publishers to have collaborated with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the Olympic Esports Series 2023.
The Olympic Esports Series is a global virtual and simulated sports competition created by the IOC. The ITF is among a number of International Federations and games publishers to have collaborated with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the Olympic Esports Series 2023.
Tennis Clash is developed by Wildlife Studios, with whom the ITF has worked in partnership since 2021 when it first brought the Billie Jean King Cup, the women’s World Cup of Tennis, to mobile devices.
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