German soccer team FC Schalke 04 has announced
that it has bought professional League of Legends e-sport team Elements
. It is the first time that a European soccer team has an e-sport branch. With the acquisition of team Elements
FC Schalke 04 has set the first step towards a successful e-sport future.
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"We have noticed that the level of professionalism in the e-sport scene keeps increasing. In particular the developments in League of Legends Championship Series tournaments.
" said Moritz Beckers-Schwarz, Chairman of FC Schalke 04.
Soccer teams buying professional gamers is not a new thing. Earlier this year British soccer team West Ham United FC bought a professional Fifa 2016 player. The new e-sport team from Schalke 04 will play in the European League of Legends Championship Series and will use the same name as the soccer team.
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