KONAMI Digital Entertainment confirms FC Barcelona is the first club to join eFootball.Pro league, the football eSports competition organized by KONAMI and eFootball.Pro. The Blaugranes will have a professional team that will compete against other European club eSports teams, who will be announced shortly.
FC Barcelona are really enthusiastic about participating in the competition. In the words of Vice President of Marketing and Communication, Manel Arroyo:
"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, has 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."
Statement from the founder of eFootball.Pro, Gerard Piqué:
"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."
Following the announcement of FC Barcelona's inclusion into eFootball.Pro league, more details and information on new members will be revealed soon