Soccer Leader PSG Continues Moves into eSports

We’ve reported recently on the integration of professional basketball and eSports, as well as MLB and eSports.

Now it’s time for professional soccer.

CNN: “At Paris Saint-Germain’s training ground, players are hard at work training for their big European competition in 2017.

“But this isn’t in the French capital, it’s in Berlin. And the players won’t be facing Barcelona in the Champions League, but will play the likes of Schalke 04 and Team LDLC in the European ‘League of Legends’ Challenger Series where teams face off in the online battle arena video game. After all, this isn’t a football side — it’s an eSports team.”

“PSG eSports is the electronic counterpart to France’s most successful soccer side of recent years. It was established in October after former League of Legends competitor Team Huma was bought out for $70,000 and rebranded under PSG’s name.”

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