"No esports club in Europe has ever gathered so many fans"

“No esports club in Europe has ever gathered so many fans”

The Accor Hotel Arena de Bercy in Paris will host the Karmine Corp on June 21, 2022 for two competitive matches against the French team Vitality and a concert. A new major esports event two weeks after the Trackmania Cup organized in this same room at the beginning of June.

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No room in France seems too big to host an esports event. Less than three weeks after hosting the Trackmania Cup organized by streamer Zerator, the Accor Hôtel Arena de Bercy in Paris will host Karmine Corp on June 21, 2022, a French esports club adored by its fans always eager to go from virtual to real in overheated rooms.

12,000 tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 9. “No esports club in France or Europe will ever have gathered so many fans”, assures the Youtubeur and rapper Amine “Prime” Mekri to franceinfo. The co-founder of the club with the streamer Kamel “Kameto” Kebir specifies that the persons in charge of the room were not difficult to convince to organize the event.

After initial experiences at the Palais des Congrès in Paris in 2021 and at the Carrousel du Louvre in early 2022 in front of 3,500 supporters, “the objective is to bring fans of the Karmine Corp to offer them a unique experience combining gaming, esports and music”he explains.

On stage, the two teams of five players from the Karmine Corp will face the French team Vitality on the game Valorant and the Misfits team on League of Legendsin two French championship matches.

“Bercy is an emblematic hall for sport and music, the Karmine Corp corresponds perfectly to the identity of the hall.”

Kamel “Kameto” Kebir

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After having already hosted the League of Legends World Championships in 2019, the Bercy hall is becoming a stronghold of French esports. “It is emblematic of sport and music and the Karmine Corp corresponds perfectly to the identity of the room”explains Kamel Kebir, who has never hidden his dream of one day filling the Stade de France.

The reception at Bercy of the Trackmania Cup and in the wake of this event of the Karmine Corp establishes a little more the recognition of esports in France, one of the flagship countries of this discipline. All after the reception at the Élysée by Emmanuel Macron of the main players in the sector in order to pay tribute to the performance of French players and structures. “The Karmine Corp is a club born of passion: mine and that of Prime but also that of the fans. That is enough to develop. But recognition from the public authorities can only help esports”adds Kamel “Kameto” Kebir.

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