Video games are a sport, right? Well, they’re apparently esports anyway. Now, those esports are about to gain another formal professional league – only one with a lot more involved in terms of actual ‘sport’.
After years of using the platform to search for the next pro cyclist, Zwift is launching their first ever Pro Cycling League. The new KISS Super League includes four UCI Continental Teams with Team WIGGINS Le Col, Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes, Hagens Berman Axeon, and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka U23. The first race is set to take place in London on January 23rd, at a special launch event.
However, the racing won’t be limited to just the pro men. The league will be announcing an elite women’s league, amateur leagues, and more men’s pro teams in the near future. Just how exactly the racing and league will be structured remains to be seen, but Zwift CEO and Co-Founder, Eric Min, had this to say, ““We have big plans for Zwift and esports. We’ve
been consulting with the cycling industry and there’s a lot of excitement around what we have planned for next year. I can’t wait for people to know everything we have planned but for now, you’ll just have to wait and see!”