French leading global esports organisation Team Vitality is pleased to reveal V.BOAT, home of the BLAST.tv Paris Major that will level up fan engagement and celebrate the city of Paris. V.BOAT will float along the Seine to celebrate the pinnacle of the CS:GO esports calendar coming to Team Vitality’s hometown, alongside the iconic bateaux mouches.
The floating headquarters will serve as a hub for fans, and play host to a variety of activities including testing their skills against the legendary player at ZywOo’s Corner, reinventing the rules of Rocket League with Zen, Alpha54, and Radosin, attending viewing parties, and more. Adorned with Team Vitality branding, V.BOAT will also serve as a shuttle, taking fans to the Accor Arena for the BLAST.tv Paris Major.
TEAM VITALITY’S V.BOAT, HOME OF THE BLAST.TV PARIS MAJOR
Following their recent success at the BLAST.tv Premier Spring Groups 2023, Team Vitality has secured their spot in the Legends Stage of the BLAST.tv Paris Major, a momentous occasion for the team as they prepare to compete in a major CS:GO tournament on their home soil for the first time.
Recently, the french team also won the IEM Rio 2023, showing their determination and strong mentality throughout the competition.
Nicolas Maurer, CEO of Team Vitality commented, “As this is the first time the CS:GO Major is on our home soil, we wanted to think big. Having our own boat on the Seine is both a real tribute to our Parisian roots, but also offers our fans a unique experience they will remember for years to come. For the first time, they will be able to test themselves against a professional player, and not just any professional player: ZywOo. We hope that our team will carry our French colours as far as possible in the competition to offer them a memorable show!”
FROM TEAM VITALITY STARS ZYWOO TO ZEN, TAILOR-MADE ACTIVATIONS FOR ESPORTS FANS
Throughout the Champions Stage, participants will be able to enjoy both CS:GO matches in Bercy and online, or they can come and have fun on the V.BOAT. Team Vitality has prepared a whole programme of activities with its partners, in which fans can participate all weekend.
For fans unable to attend the event, none other than Julien “Adyboo” Thiry, a key player in French esports, will be in charge of broadcasting every minute of this unique experience on Team Vitality and GG.Bet social media accounts.
- Reinvent the Rocket League rules – EVNIA (May 20th, 2:30 – 4:30pm)
Our incredible Rocket League french roster Zen, Alpha54, and Radosin will share the day with the Team Vitality community. Fans will be able to invent new rules for playing Rocket League through our social media. After a selection of new rules invented by fans, players will choose the best ruleset. Aboard the V.BOAT, they will be able to challenge Team Vitality players to a match using a selection of the new rules.
- Challenge the Goat – CHERRY XTRFY (May 20th and 21st, all day)
Take on the CS:GO beast himself! The most confident fans will be able to test their CS:GO skills on an Aimlab level against ZywOo’s score with the chance to win a diploma declaring their level of skill and an overview of their similarities with the French Goat!
- Dare to Play – JBL QUANTUM (May 20th, from 4.45pm to 6.45pm, and 21st, from 1 to 3 pm)
JBL is going to test the hearing skills of CS:GO fans through a three tiered challenge using JBL Quantum headphones. Firstly, an audio quiz to recognise a CS:GO map. Followed by a shouting competition to try and beat our captain apEX’s decibel score. Lastly, the top 10 will be divided into two teams of five to compete in a BO1 challenge. The best team wins some giveaways… and the ability to boast about shouting louder than apEX!
- Enjoy a premium moment in the GG.Zone (20th and 21st, all day)
Discover an exclusive VIP and bar lounge area, limited in terms of space, to unwind with catering, and a space to follow the matches Saturday and Sunday.
- Win prizes with the Kingston Fury’s Claw Crane!
We will bring back your childlike spirit with the Kingston Fury Claw Crane. This free access claw machine will give you a chance to go back home with a prize: SSD, RAM, Paris Jersey, Merch, Goodies & more. You’ll get a chance to play throughout the whole boat activation.
TRAVEL ACROSS THE SEINE DIRECTLY TO THE MAJOR
The V.BOAT will also offer the opportunity to discover Paris – home of Team Vitality – with a shuttle service!
Timings (Paris time) are as follows:
Saturday, May 20th
- 10:00 – 11:15 Docked at Trocadéro, Port Debilly
- 11:15 – 12:15 Navigating on the Seine
- 12:15 – 12:45 Docked at Quai Saint Bernard, (48°50’47.1″N 2°21’45.9″E)
- 12:45 – 13:00 Navigating on the Seine
- 13:00 – 19:00 Docked at Bercy (48°50’05.6″N 2°22’47.2″E)
- 19:00 – 21:30 Navigating on the Seine
- 21:30 – 22:00 Docked at Bercy (48°50’05.6″N 2°22’47.2″E)
Sunday, May 21st
- 10:00 – 11:15 Docked at Trocadéro, Port Debilly
- 11:15 – 12:45 Navigating on the Seine
- 12:45 – 21:00 Docked at Bercy (48°50’05.6″N 2°22’47.2″E)