Players go head-to-head in virtual tennis series

  • ausopen.com

Thanasi Kokkinakis, Maddison Inglis, Alex Bolt and Astra Sharma were among the players facing off in the early rounds of the new AO Tennis Series esports competition, available to watch on Australian Open's AO Twitch, YouTube and Facebook channels.

The event features pro tennis players competing in groups of four with one winner from each group advancing to the AO Tennis Series esports Final.

Four group stages have been played so far and the next round will take place today.  

Adelaide’s rising stars will take to their consoles, with Edward Vo up against Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz, followed by Alex Despoja facing Jasmine Adams.

Global leader in display technology, AOC, has joined as Official Partner of the AO Tennis Series with the aim of building their profile in esports in Australia.

“The AO Tennis esport series has been a terrific creative – and competitive - outlet for our pro players while they’ve been unable to compete in tournaments, and kept them in touch with each other in a fun way within the virtual environment,” Tennis Australia’s Director of Business Development Ben Slack said.

“AO Tennis 2, with it’s incredibly lifelike graphic experience, is the richest tennis video game on the market. It’s a great way to grow the sport, both for gamers and existing fans, keeping them engaged through the high standard virtual experience.”

Jay Huang, Sales Manager at AOC Australia, said: “AOC is thrilled to partner with AO Tennis, and look forward to a victorious relationship.

“For many years, AOC has been dedicated to providing the best display experience for all gaming enthusiasts. We are excited to continue supporting the development of esports in Australia/NZ.”

AO Tennis 2 offers the world’s premium console tennis experience, allowing users to choose players and emulate the Australian Open in a virtual setting.

About AO Tennis 2 and developer Big Ant Studios

AO Tennis 2, produced by Big Ant Studios, features the richest tennis video game experience ever developed and accurately recreates the playing styles of top players, including Rafael Nadal and Ash Barty, by incorporating decades of real match statistical data.

About AOC

AOC is a global leader in monitor display technology. For more than 50 years, AOC has delivered an exceptional viewing experience to millions of loyal customers worldwide.

Today, the company offers a wide selection of stylish monitors for home, office and gaming in more than 120 countries.

AOC is a brand of TPV, the world’s largest LCD monitor manufacturer.

To match increasing demand for a competitive edge and top-tier performance, AOC has developed a range of dedicated gaming monitors.

Find out more at au.aoc.com.