French football club, AS Monaco, has become the third team to join the eFootball.Pro competition, joining FC Barcelona and Schalke 04. The competition is open exclusively to football clubs.
Juli Ferre, AS Monaco Commercial and Marketing Director, spoke about the deal:“One year after having created our dedicated eSports structure, this is another step forward in the electronic sports industry for AS Monaco. The club which is already participating in different games shows with this new move its commitment to position itself as a key player in this area.”
Juli added: “We are delighted to be the third club joining, as founding partners along with FC Barcelona and Schalke 04, in the first international electronic sports league for football clubs only. We are very excited to soon be competing with such great challengers, in this tough competition which will provide great moments to share with our fans.”
eFootball.Pro is run and owned by Esports Media Rights (EMR) with FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué acting as President and Founder of the company, with KONAMI’s popular title PES will be used in future competitions.
PES has been making a lot of moves ahead of the 2019 edition of their popular football game, acquiring exclusive rights to almost any league their rival FIFA has not already secured, including deals with individual clubs.
Masami Saso, President of Konami Digital Entertainment B.V, commented on the deal: “The unique and illustrious eSports competition, eFootball.Pro, continues to attract the greatest football clubs known all over the world, as further evidenced by today’s AS Monaco announcement. We are incredibly excited to welcome AS Monaco into our growing, competitive family and are looking forward to watching the first clash between our new challengers and their opponents”.