Logitech G Teams Up With Notable Companies to Form Adaptive Esports Tournament

Ben Bayliss2 minute read

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021, Logitech G announced that it has teamed up with a number of recognisable companies to create the Adaptive Esports Tournament. This marks the first of its kind.

“There was no existing format or platform for the adaptive community to play in esports,” Daniel Gale from AdaptiveAction explained in the official announcement tweet video. He continued, “I was aware that there were organisations that were out there like, AbleGamers helping individuals to get involved in esports, but there was no tournament.”

AbleGamers COO, Steven Sphon said, “What we did was come up with a set of rules and guidelines along with how people can compete with each other and still keep things fair and fun. And that was the ultimate goal here, was having some fun but also allowing people to compete.”

Logitech G detailed that it hosted the Adaptive Esports Invitational last year that featured players from the disabled community with Rocket League being the game of choice. The backstory behind that event is explained in a video featuring Logitech G’s Ujesh Desai and Amanda Sanyal, Dr. David Putrino from Mount Sinai NYC, Daniel Gale of Adaptive Action Sports, and Steve Spohn of Able Gamers.

There are apparently more features on the competitors in the tournament to be revealed in time. For now, if anyone is interested in signing up for the Adaptive Esports Tournament, they can do so here.

The first tournament will be taking place later this year in Fall 2021 and will find players taking part in a 2v2 Rocket League tournament elimination style.

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Ben is the one in charge of keeping the content cogs at Can I Play That? turning. Deafness means that he has a focus on discussing captions, but with experience in consultancy and advocacy, he covers what bases he can. Having written about accessibility in video games at DualShockers, GamesRadar+, GamesIndustry.biz, Wireframe, and more he continues his advocacy at CIPT. He was actually awarded a Good Games Writing award for an article he wrote here! He enjoys a range of games, but anything that’s open-world and with a photo mode will probably be his cup of tea. You can get in touch with him at: ben@caniplaythat.com

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