Football club Sporting Portugal will sign the team on League of Legends

07 July 2016

Fever eSports among sports organizations, traditional sports continues. Yesterday it became known that the Portuguese football club Sporting plans to sign players in his new team on League of Legends. On the news reported in the popular Internet site entirely dedicated to eSports, citing anonymous sources.

FC Schalke 04, Valencia, Wolfsburg, Besiktas Istanbul, West Ham United, Santos FC, Saski Baskonia, Manschester City - this is an incomplete list of football clubs in the world, who have declared their champion claims in e-sports in a different leagues. According to numerous reports in the press, the Lisbon Sporting announce this month the creation and eSports division. It is expected that at the beginning of this sports organization will create a team of FIFA and League of Legends Portuguese league. Journalists are known, at least, several teams of the Portuguese League League of Legends Liga Portuguesa de League of Legends (LPLOL), which addressed the representatives of Sporting.

With regard to the FIFA eSports game, the Sporting likely not interested in signing the player, but the creation of a national tournament in this discipline. Sporting Club is already involved in a grand tournament FIFA PlayStation's Liga Official and therefore looks for players.

Almost certainly, that the sports division of the famous football club will be headed by a former commercial director of the Danish kiberkluba Copenhagen Wolves Guilherme Fraga. Also called the name Márcio Figueiredo, which was previously the founder of the famous eSports organization SteelShock Gaming. Officials from Sporting Lisbon has not yet confirmed this information.

The interest of the Portuguese club will not be something unexpected for Portugal. There is noticeable trend in the popularisation of e-sports. Just recently in the media of the European countries there are several sports programs, fully or partially dedicated to eSports. For example, the public broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal a couple of months ago began to broadcast eSports show RTP Arena. This TV program devoted primarily to League of Legends and its LPLOL league in Portugal.

Sporting - a legend of world football, founded in 1906. In 1963 he won the Cup Winners Cup. Also, the club became the champion of Portugal 18 times and 16 times won the Portuguese Cup.

Yuri Donchenko