Barcelona announces their first esports team
FC Barcelona have become a pioneering club after reaching an agreement with the company eFootball.Pro and KONAMI to participate in the first edition of the PES2018 League competition that will start in the next few weeks.
The blaugranes will have a professional team that will compete against other European teams to be announced shortly.
KONAMI Holding Group, founded in 1973, is a leading international digital entertainment company that develops content for mobiles and consoles. The company is known for games like Pro Evolution Soccer and Metal Gear, among others. Since July 2016 Konami became a Premium Partner of FC Barcelona.
eFootball.Pro is an eSports company, competition developer and content creator. Its goal is to provide fans with the evolution of the traditional football show. The company was founded in 2016 by Gerard Piqué and Javier Alonso is its Director. The company, based in Barcelona, is made up of 50 professionals from different fields such as technology, football and eSports.