Danish soccer clubs to compete in eSuperliga
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According to Esports Insider, Discovery Networks Denmark (TV channel) and event organiser DreamHack have partnered up with a eSuperliga (the highest football league in Denmark) - a new FIFA 19 competition. It means that every football club from the Danish Superliga will compete in this league aimed to eSport football fans.
Each football club that competes in the Superliga will field at least a team of two players with a coach and will fight for a prize pool of over $50,000. Every team will take part in two matches each week, starting November 5th.
Claus Thomsen, President of the Danish Superliga discussed the new venture:
“We are very proud to finally unveil the eSuperliga. Several of the biggest clubs in Denmark have been engaged in esports for some time, while for others this is a new ballgame. Therefore, we are very happy to have DreamHack on board, bringing years of international esports tournament experience to the table. We look forward to presenting FIFA esports with a quality, that matches a traditional TV broadcast.”
With TV channel on board, every match will be broadcasted on Discover Networks Denmark’s new streaming platform called Dplay, with some of the bigger games being aired live on TV channel Canal 9 which is a huge milestone for Danish scene and eSport itself.
Anders Antonsen, Director of Nordic Sports in Discovery Networks Denmark added: “We know that our streaming service Dplay attracts a younger audience which makes it the ideal launch pad for the new eSuperliga. Furthermore, we have chosen to air FIFA matches live on TV as well, to reach a wider target group who will hopefully also take this new branch of the sport to heart." He also said:
“It is an ambitious project which we hope will pave the way for similar endeavors around the world. Through our platforms as a sports broadcaster we ensure that esports will have a stronger presence in the football clubs and with the thousands of existing FIFA fans, while we also hope to build an even bigger fan base for esports and FIFA in Denmark.”
This awesome news is not a first in its own. A similar competition was created in the United Kingdom, called the ePremier League where each of the 20 current Premier League clubs have committed to take part in a FIFA 19 tournament starting January 2019.