eSport destination

At the initiative of the City of Paris and Paris je t’aime – Tourist Office, a task force to facilitate the hosting of major eSport events was created on 16 May 2023. The aim is to turn France’s capital city into a key destination for this sector, establishing it as an eSport leader in Europe over the next five years.
From 8 to 21 May 2023, Paris played host to one of the world’s biggest eSport events, the ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship’. The final, which played to a full house of 12,000 spectators for over €1 million in prize money, was won by the French team, Team Vitality.
Game publisher Riot Games has chosen Paris to host two finals of its biggest competition, League of Legends, in October 2024.