Not much is known at this stage about the eFootball.Pro league organised by Konami but Konami have announced that FC Barcelona are the first team to join it.
FC Barcelona will have their own eSports team, who will then go in direct competition with teams of other European clubs, who will then be announced shortly. Speaking about being in this new eSports league, FC Barcelona’s Vice President of Marketing and Communication, Manel Arroyo stated:
Barça is attentive to what happens in this global and technological world, and in view of the important growth of eSports, it is opening the way to also being a leader in this field. FC Barcelona, in keeping with its innovative spirit, Fas decided to participate in a pioneering competition in the world of eSports, by the best partners, Konami and eFootball.Pro. We are confident that this competition will continue to make members and culers from all over the world, as well as followers of eSports, proud.
The founder of eFootball.pro, Gerard Piqué, also added:
As a player, I’m excited that my club has decided to enter eSports and joins this innovative project that we are preparing together with KONAMI. Barça will be able to contribute their values to the competition and I am sure they will be a great rival for the rest of the teams. For our part, from eFootball.Pro, we join the Club in this new adventure in the digital world and we will guide them so that they can make their fans feel as they do with the rest of their sports.
More information about this new and exciting eSports venture as well as the teams included will be revealed soon. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.