Esport at the Élysée: Emmanuel Macron

congratulates French esport

On the occasion of the 10th Trackmania Cup, at the Accor Arena in Bercy (on the evening of Saturday June 18), many French esports players were invited to a reception at the Elysée on Friday, President Emmanuel Macron was here. For publicity stunts, congratulations and promises.

Sports at the Élysée Palace

Almost all of French esports gathered in a reception room at the Elysee Palace this Friday afternoon. Players, managers, tournament organizers, commentators… 200 of them attended a small ceremony at the invitation of the President of the Republic to honor the discipline and its champions, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron. An event at Bercy (this Saturday, from 6 p.m.) during the 10th Trackmania Cup.

great guest esports actors

The organizer of the competition, Adrien “ZeratoR” Nougaret, was the first to be put forward, followed by Laure Valée (presenter, analyst and co-founder of the media OTP), the duo Kamel “Kameto” Kebir – Amine “Prime” Mekri (co-founders of Karmine Corp), Fabien “Neo” Devide (founder of the Vitality club), Sébastien “Ceb” Debs (double Dota 2 world champion) and William “Glutonny” Belaïd (one of the best players in the world of Super Smash Bros Ultimate).


As part of the campaign, it is no coincidence that the timing of this ceremony, which took place just days before the first round of the Legislative Council elections on June 12 (guests are notified mid-week) , is no coincidence. A young public keen on esports is developing and becoming a real political issue.

Karrigan Major