Queensland’s Esports boost

Friday 11 November, 2022
The Queensland Government has committed a new grant to assist in boosting Motorsport Australia’s Esports presence.
The Queensland Government has committed to supporting more motorsport events in the sunshine state, with a new grant to assist in boosting Motorsport Australia’s Esports offering in 2023.

Funded as part of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport’s ActiveKIT program, the grant will allow Motorsport Australia to connect more Queenslanders to Esports and motorsport in 2023.

Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca thanked Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, Minister for Tourism, Innovation Sport, for the Queensland Government’s ongoing support.

“This is a terrific boost to the profile of motorsport in Queensland and we thank Minister Hinchliffe for the government’s ongoing support of motorsport across the state,” Arocca said.

“Just recently we gathered in Brisbane to celebrate the new Parliamentary Friends of Motorsport group and it is clear that there is great support to further grow and develop motorsport in Queensland.

“Esports is a big part of motorsport’s future, a strong discipline in its own right and can also double as an important pathway for our sport, given how easy it is to get involved and the various competitions that are already thriving in Queensland and around Australia.

“We can’t wait to release the details of our offering and look forward to more exciting developments for Queensland’s motorsport scene in the short-term future.”

Further information about Motorsport Australia’s Esports Program will be confirmed early next year. 
For more information on Motorsport Australia’s ongoing work in Esports, visit www.motorsport.org.au/esports.
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