The Gioco Digitale WPT National Sanremo festival is coming up, taking place Oct. 3-10, 2016, at Casino di Sanremo. The Gioco Digitale WPT National Sanremo €1,000 Main Event boasts a €300,000 guarantee and will run Oct. 7-10, and it’s just been announced that there is a special opportunity for a seat to be won via the Tilt Soccer Cup.
Tilt Events, in collaboration with Casino di Sanremo, will be presenting the Tilt Soccer Cup and offering a unique opportunity for players to win their win to the Gioco Digitale WPT National San Remo €1,000 Main Event.
The competition will take place Oct. 7-8, 2016, at the sports facility “Solaro” in Sanremo. It is a five-per-side football (soccer) competition that will host four teams during two semifinal matches and one final match. The teams involved are Team Italy, Team China, Team France, and Team “Rest of the World.”
The players on the winning team will then play a sit-n-go that will award the winner of the sit-n-go with a €1,000 ticket to the Gioco Digitale WPT National Sanremo Main Event.
Team Italy, captained by the Sky Sports anchorman, Riccardo Trevisani, will be mainly composed of well-known Italian players such as Marco Bognanni, Alessio Astone, Alessio Fratti, Thomas Briotti, and Philip Voconi.
Team China could be the dark horse of the competition. The Chinese team is captained by “Cinosuperior”: Xia Lin and Yichuan Ye. They had the chance to add Alessandro Meoni, Matteo Fratello, Massimo Casabona, and Simone Bardelli in the team, but the real star and secret weapon will be the coach, Liwei Sun, also known as “Hoomagoo.”
Team France will line up with a high-qualified captain, Camel Meriem, a French football star of Bordeaux, Nice, Olympique Marseille, and Monaco with which he played more than 110 matches. He was selected three times to the French National Team and will be joined by Alexandre Le Vaillant, Ikam Benyeffou, and Cedric Demore.
A team that is taking shape over the last couple of days, Team “Rest of the World” will be a makeup of international players who will come from Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany with the presence of the captain and Christian Scalzi, who also happens to be a Sanremo local.
In addition to playing for the €1,000 ticket to the Main Event, the winning team will receive a winner’s trophy, offered by I.G.I. Premiazioni di Peschiera Borromeo (MI), official provider of the trophies for Tilt Events. and the right to be called the Tilt Soccer Cup champion.
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