English Premier League football club 利兹联 have teamed up with Swedish 电竞 organisation 睡衣忍者 (NiP).
The pair are partnering up for the 电子商务联盟, the 国际足联 电竞 tournament featuring all 20 football clubs from the Premier League.
Last week, it was announced that the Premier League 和 EA are bringing back the ePremier联赛第三季.
The competition is open to UK residents aged 16 和 over 和 will once again take place on PS4 和 Xbox One, with a £40,000 prize pool. There will also be seats on offer for top-ranking players at the 国际足联 21 Global Series (FGS) European Playoffs.
在新闻稿中 掐网站, the 电竞 org said they have been looking for opportunities to get involved in 电竞 和 has been looking for a partner.
睡衣忍者 CEO Hicham Chahine said:“This partnership with Leeds is an exciting milestone for 睡衣忍者. Our iconic clubs share similar histories of transformation 和 core values when fighting our way back to the top of our sports.
“We looked for a premier club with an ownership that was ready to go deep into 电竞–with the ambition of making an impact, integrating efforts on sports performance, fan activation 和 commercialization. We are very thrilled about this 国际足联 journey together, 和 keep your eyes open for more exciting announcements in the upcoming weeks.”
利兹联 executive director Paul Bell added:“Promotion to the Premier League has given the club some amazing opportunities so far, with involvement in the 电子商务联盟 the latest chance for the club to grow 和 impress.
“Just as Marcelo [Bielsa] has done with the men’s first team, we intend on making our presence in the league known 和 being competitive straight away, creating a partnership with 掐 will give us a fantastic foundation to do so. Bring it on.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends 和 World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games 和 others. He works as full-time content director for the British 电竞 Association 和 runs ENUK in his spare time.