October 10 – Serial Scottish champions Celtic are set to test their league dominance skills internationally and join the eFootball.Pro eSports league alongside FC Barcelona, Schalke 04 and AS Monaco.
The eFootball.Pro competition will be played on Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer platform. Celtic will recruit two professional video game players to represent the club in the league that has still to announce a full team roster or an official start date (expected to be some time in 2019).
Celtic took part in the eFootball.Pro Invitational tournament last August befopre committing to full league membership.
Gordon Kaye, head of business development at Celtic, said: “Following our partnership with KONAMI, creating a PES team to challenge for the inaugural eFootball.Pro title is an exciting first step into the evolving world of esports and we look forward to competing against top international teams.”
“It’s great news that Celtic joins our competition”, said Barcelona and Spain central defender Gerard Piqué, founder and president of eFootball.Pro.
“I have faced them several times as a player and I know that they will show in eSports the same integrity they display on the pitch. Having a club with so much history will give us the necessary values to make our league a model in the sector.”
League organisers say more teams and a competition schedule will be announced soon.
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