With lots of interesting Esports stuff appearing (so much that it’s very easy to lose the big picture), I’ve decided to summarize the most important news every month for this blog.
FC Schalke 04 and VFL Wolfsburg are the first Bundesliga soccer clubs with own teams in eSports. Other clubs, like Hoffenheim, are analyzing the eSports market and will make a conclusive decision in the foreseeable future whether they will enter this area or not.
With more then 250 million fans and growth of 10% per year, E-Sport is becoming even more popular among youngsters. AS Roma intends to strengthen its ties with these millions of passionate fans, attract new supporters, and increase the brand’s influence worldwide.
We got used to high transfer fees in football, basketball or hockey. Now there is a similar trend to observe in E-Sports.
The NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software announced plans to launch the NBA 2K eLeague a professional competitive e-sport league.