Inaugural JDX event will hold finals at Salford’s Dock10 studios in August


Retailer JD Sports is pushing into esports, with the launch of a new esports competition, JDX.

Qualifier stages for the inaugural JDX event will be held at Westfield Stratford City on 26th July and intu Trafford Centre, Manchester on 31st July.

The competition will be based around FIFA 19, Rocket League and Fortnite tournaments, with semi-finals and finals for JDX held in MediaCityUK’s Dock10 studios in Salford on 3rd August

JD group marketing director Stephen White said, ‘’Esports is a natural fit to our customers and they are central to everything that we do. Gaming has a huge reach and relevance to the JD audience and we’re delighted to be bringing our first Esports events to London, Manchester and Salford this summer.”

The qualifier events are open to all gamers aged 12 and over.