It is with great pride that we announce today QLASH was awarded two prestigious prizes in the Italian Esports scene – for Best Italian Team and for Best Italian Player thanks to our StarCraft 2 superstar Riccardo ‘’Reynor’’ Romiti. The contest and ceremony were organized by the Italian Interactive Digital Entertainment Association (IIDEA), a renowned and established name in the space.

Being the top Esports organization in Italy is both a great honour and a responsibility at the same time. The industry is exploding, and we want to be at the forefront of it by constantly innovating and driving engagement to new levels. Delivering value for the amazing gaming community out there is what makes us tick and we would like to believe we are at the very start of our journey.

Luca Pagano, CEO and co-founder shared a few words for the occasion:

“This kind of awards mean a lot for all of us, because it is the results of consistent hard work and focused investments. The Italian Esports market is growing incredibly fast, not just in terms of numbers, but also in terms of talents. We are extremely proud that the QLASH group has been able to bring Italy under the radar of the whole Esports world.”

We hope to continue growing the Italian Esports environment through the international competitive success of our players, creating regular engaging events for the gaming community, producing tons of relevant content, and nurturing good relationships with partners and competitors alike. It is always motivating when the passion and efforts that we put into our daily work are recognized and winning the Best Italian Team award for the second year in a row is the kind of recognition that makes us want to keep going at an ever-faster pace.

When it comes to the competitive aspect, Riccardo ‘’Reynor’’ Romiti has achieved enormous progress in the last couple of years and is deservedly crowned as Best Italian Player of the year. In one of the most difficult Esports titles out there, StarCraft 2, he was able to win two out of the four WCS majors in 2019 complemented by finishing as runner-up in the Global Finals. This year he continues to disrupt the whole scene and as recently as yesterday became the champion of DreamHack Masters Fall, outperforming the best European and Korean players to add yet another major title to his name. Riccardo is not only amazingly talented, but also has the personality of a great champion and we at QLASH are very happy to have him as part of our organization.

“I am very thankful for this prize. It is a great honor for me to be able to represent Italy and I would like to thank QLASH and all my fans. I will keep winning!”
was the comment Riccardo shared upon receiving the news in his usual confident tone.

While Reynor was the award winner for the year it is important to note that our FIFA pro player Diego ‘’QLASH_Crazy” Campagnani was also a nominee in the Best Italian Player category. Diego’s success was quite impressive, as he finished the 2019/2020 season as number 1 ranked player for PlayStation 4 in the world. This is an incredible feat considering FIFA has millions of active users and is one of the fasters rising Esports in popularity.

To be on top of this extremely dynamic industry takes courage and the ability to introduce new ideas and initiatives that no one has attempted before. The future of QLASH is tightly connected to innovation as we want to lead by example. To do so we will give it our best shot and push even harder to take Esports to new heights.