After signing a League of Legends team last month German football club FC Schalke 04 has signed three FIFA players.
The team is made up of Joshua “Krone” Begehr, a former world champion, Mario Viska, who has seen success over in Germany and Cihan Yasarlar, who has been competing at a pro level for around a year.
“Being able to realize a project of this scale together with FC Schalke 04 is a dream come true for us,” said Begehr. “The passion for sports and football is what unites us. We aim to create a strong community that turns over a new leaf for FIFA eSports and brings it to the next level. FC Schalke 04 is the perfect partner to achieve that.”
“One month ago we set sails for a long-term commitment,” mentioned Tim Reichert, head of eSports at FC Schalke 04. “Today we go one step further with FIFA. FIFA offers us a lot of opportunities to get in touch with the German eSports scene, which is why we hope for a broad support by the fans. We will proactively work on that by hosting regular community events such as boot camps or meet and greets with our players. Our long-term goal is to set new standards for the public perception of eSports.”