A French Esports Team Launched By The FFF

The world of sport and IT come together once again with this news this week from the FFF which officially launches a French esport team.

Sport at the service of play

The FFF, by which means “the French Football Federation”, is in turn embarking on eSports. It is now proposing its entry into the virtual world with the formation of a French team of four players. These four lucky winners will then have the chance to participate in video game competitions, and it will be, as announced Monday, April 9, 2018, against other nations. But no question for the organization to entrust this task to any gamer in France. It will therefore be on a team, which will be led by Fabien Devide, better known in the world of eSports under the alias + Neo +, that the Federation of our dear French neighbors will rest its hopes for the world championships of the controller. On this subject, the FFF declares in a press release: “Sixteen players have been pre-selected to participate in a qualification camp which will take place on April 20 and 21 in Clairefontaine. At the end of this pre-selection phase, four players will be selected to form the France team and participate in exhibition matches against other nations throughout the season ”.

The sport

If young players identify more with the competitive world of video games than with sports competition nowadays, as we will see together a little below, the fact remains that eSport includes competitions. of video games between professional players. An area that is enjoying real and growing success around the world. It is not for nothing that it benefits from an audience estimated at 280 million fans, and more particularly among the 15-35 year olds, who are now classified in a category called “millennials” and especially , despite an economic model still groping across Europe.

But this is no longer such a rare thing at the moment and we have even seen many football players position themselves in the sector, such as Manchester City or even PSG, by recruiting esports players for this kind of competition. virtual networks that create the buzz and remain a great way to promote real teams.

We even read in the press, at the end of February 2018, statements by Aleksander Ceferin, the boss of European football (the president of UEFA), who then explained that “it would be naive not to realize that esports and video games are all our competitors. The world in which our young people live is as much virtual as it is global. We cannot afford to let the train pass ”.

Youth and eSport

As we indicated to you a little above, we have noticed in recent years that young people identify much more with the competitive world of video games than with sports competition itself. During the 8th edition of Paris Games week, which took place at Porte de Versailles until November 5, 2017 and which remains THE unmissable event for all gamers and video game enthusiasts, we were able to learn a lot more about this sector at the time already expanding well. Sophia Metz for example, 30 years old and gamer, launched a chain of bars dedicated to esports enthusiasts, called Meltdown, and found herself the guest of Europe 1. She will then testify to her commitment and her hopes to carry the discipline until the Olympic Games.

Utopia or an achievable dream?

The show then gave a real place to e-sport with its football tournaments, but also its boxing or shooting matches on the big screen … We are not far from seeing the video game confrontation perhaps becoming a Olympic discipline. Here we are faced with a concept that strongly combines player and spectator. If e-sport enjoys such success according to specialist Sophia, it is because “young people identify more with this competitive world of video games than with sports competition. You should know that they experience it exactly as if it were a classic sport. They will go and watch it, but they are also players and actors ”.

A Couple Sells 350 Counterfeit 100 € Bills At The Sun Casino

We do not fail to tell you from time to time unusual stories about the world of casinos. Today, we are focusing on a news item that has hit the headlines for a few days and affecting the world of casinos. Indeed, we have seen a duo of crooks selling no less than 350 counterfeit € 100 bills… at the tables of the Sun Casino in Monté-Carlo. A rather serious matter that we are now going to reveal to you.

A couple of thugs

We know that heavy prison sentences were called for and that an arrest warrant was issued against an Indian aristocrat and his young Russian assistant. These had already been rife in Austria and were therefore not their first misdeeds in the world of games in land-based casinos. That day, the duo had chosen their victim and therefore decided to play at the Sun Casino. Determined never to have to worry about possible loss of money with their scheme, they left confident and assured for games that can certainly be called a win-win for sure.

No need to rely on luck anymore

Indeed, turning to roulette, the couple no longer really needed, with their method, to always be dependent on the number designated by the spinning of the ball. There was in fact no longer really any commonality with chance since the Indian fifty-something, living in Dubai, and his 26-year-old Russian accomplice were simply betting on the Monegasque green carpets… with fake 100 euro banknotes !!! This is strangely reminiscent of a case that we related to you in mid-February last, implicating defendants incarcerated in the remand center since March 11, 2016 for a similar case of disposal of counterfeit € 500 bills in the Monte-Carlo casino. This time, it is June 2, 2016, and they then hand over 350 forged notes. Mixed with 156 authentic copies in order to avoid quick suspicion, these tickets were intended to be exchanged for tokens. Once the tokens have been acquired, the couple will then just have to bet a few deposits on red or black, just to look good, before returning to the cashier to exchange them this time for real greenbacks and before leaving.

A small merry-go-round very quickly identified

However, it will not take long for the casino to detect the scam of which it has been the victim. A commissioner from the SBM then lodged a complaint the next day, at the end of the accounts of the receipt of the day before, and the public security investigators then use all the video surveillance recordings. They will focus their attention in particular on a strange man and a woman with questionable behavior, both staying at the Fairmont Hotel.