The first eSports Pro cycling league event starting today, 23 JanuaryPosted on: Jan 23, 2019 By smartlaunch in News and trends,
Zwift, the global online training and racing platform for cyclists, has confirmed the 15 invited teams contesting in the Men’s KISS Super League, starting today, Wednesday 23 January. The KISS Super League is Zwift’s first step into esports ahead of a complete Zwift eRacing product launch expected in 2020.
The KISS Super League is the first esports league to feature professional cyclists. Four Pro Continental, nine UCI Continental teams and two teams from the Zwift community make up the 15 teams in the Men’s KISS Super League. The Women’s KISS Super League, comprising of six pro women’s teams and two Zwift community teams, is scheduled to begin in February.
Round One of the Men’s KISS Super League will be launched at Pinarello’s London flagship retail store with Team Wiggins Le Col racing from the venue. Team founder Bradley Wiggins, 2012 Tour de France winner, five-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Hour record holder, will be in attendance to help promote his team’s participation.
Zwift aims to inspire a generation of younger cyclists and a wider audience to cycling by ‘gamifying’ the racing experience. In addition to the KISS Super League, Zwift and KISS Racing have confirmed the launch of a Zwift community focused ‘KISS League’ for amateur competition.
The Round 1 of the KISS Super League LIVE can be watched on Zwift’s Facebook page from 18:50 GMT / 19:50 CET today, Wednesday 23 January. More information can be found on the KISS Super League at https://zwift.com/news/10822-kiss-super-league/
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