German football club VfB Stuttgart establishes an e-sports division

German football club VfB Stuttgart establishes an e-sports division

Signing agreements with Konami Corporation and Sega Holdings as well as the renewal of the contract with Electronic Arts had a predictable impact on the German Bundesliga. Such clubs as Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg launched their own e-sports divisions.

The third club among the pioneers of German professional football clubs that got interested in e-sports was the famous VfB Stuttgart. It signed e-sports players Marcel “Marlut” Lutz and Erhan “Dr. Erhano” Kayman. E-sports athletes will compete in FIFA 17 tournaments.

Stuttgart, e-sports players, Marcel “Marlut” Lutz, Erhan “Dr. Erhano” Kayman

According to the Dot Esports, the decision was supported by VfB Stuttgart’s sponsors, including Puma SE, Fischer, and Schunk Group.

The Russian e-sport is also facing changes. Earlier, we reported about the possible come-back of the forZe to the professional arena with their CS:GO team. On July 20, the club officially announced its ‘revival’ and presented players.

forZe, E-sports athletes, eSport Russia

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