Gfinity has today announced that top French esports organisation, Team Vitality, will be joining the Elite Series for Season 3.
This follows the news earlier this week that world leading org Fnatic will also be one of the third season’s ten teams. Season 3 of the Elite Series will kick off in March 2018. They will battle it out against the likes of Fnatic, Team Envy, Elite Series Season 2 franchise winners Reason Gaming, exceL esports and more.
Nicolas Maurer, CEO at Team Vitality said of the announcement: “Team Vitality is thrilled to join the Gfinity Elite Series in London. The Elite Series has proven itself to be a world-class tournament and we welcome the opportunity to discover new European talent. Our strategy is to participate in every major league tournament in Europe and we hope to see our teams perform, our fans captivated and our partners live esports as we do.”
Team Vitality are currently ranked third in the European Call of Duty Pro points standings, and they’ll bring a wealth of experience to London next year. The organisation is soon to unveil its new LoL roster, and has teams across a number of other titles.
They performed particularly well in FIFA in 2017, which is the new Gfinity title. Vitality Rocky won FIFA Ultimate Team World Championship after seeing off Shellzz in the grand finale, and the org was one of a handful of esports teams to have their kit included on FIFA 18.
“As the Elite Series fanbase grows significantly from series to series, we are challenging ourselves to showcase the best global esports talent and we are delighted to welcome Team Vitality,” said Neville Upton, CEO, Gfinity plc. “Not only are we signing the top french organisation, we are giving the best amateur gamers the chance to play alongside their heroes via the Gfinity Challenger Series which launches on January 8th.”
Esports Insider says: Another big name organisation joins the Gfinity Elite Series in what is shaping up to be a serious step up from season two with both Fnatic and Team Vitality now involved. This can only be a good thing for Gfinity and UK esports more generally as two sizable orgs should draw some more attention to the London based venue and provide some top competition to boot.