The Celtic eSports League is a new FIFA competition that features eight football clubs from the UK and Ireland.
Crusaders FC, Dundalk FC, Hamilton Academical FC, Hibernian FC, Linfield FC, Shamrock Rovers FC, TNS FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC are all on board and the first competition is already underway. The community cup has been going on for a few days to give a taste of what the main league will offer when it launches early next year.
“eSports is growing at a phenomenal rate world-wide and the clubs’ involvement demonstrates their proactive and innovative approach to growing the brand of their clubs online,” said founder Geoff Wilson, “The Sportego Celtic eSports League is an exciting new concept and we hope to attract new fans for not only the league but all the clubs involved.”
For those wondering Sportego is the main sponsor of the event, although its day to day function is as a fantasy gaming service.
“This is an extremely exciting move for us,” said Colm O’Mealoid from Sportego, ” The sponsorship of the Celtic eSports League is the first of its kind and we’re proud to be treading new ground. We have some fantastic clubs to work with during the inaugural season and we look forward to helping the league grow with some innovative activation campaigns and fan engagement initiatives.”