The inaugural ‘Sportego Celtic Esports League’ will be officially launched on 6 February 2017.
Following on from the Sportego Community Cup in December 2016, eight teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland will compete in the league to win the Sportego Celtic Esports League.
The league matches the players from the UK and Ireland with professional football clubs in a league tournament which will last for fourteen weeks starting 6 February 2017.
There are some notable clubs involved including Crusaders FC, Dundalk FC, Hamilton Academical FC, Hibernian FC, Linfield FC, Shamrock Rovers FC, TNS FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
Colm O’ Mealoid from Sportego said: “This is an extremely exciting move for us. 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.”
Geoff Wilson from the Celtic Esports League said: “We are delighted to have Sportego onboard for the inaugural league competition.
“Esports is growing at a phenomenal rate world-wide and the clubs’ involved are demonstrating an innovative approach to growing the brand of their clubs online. 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.”
Esports Insider says: Can FIFA elevate itself when it comes to notable esports titles this year? EA’s Competitive Gaming Division certainly hopes so, and league such as this and those emerging in France and across Europe will play a pivotal role should it do so. We’ll be checking in on the CESL often.