FC Barcelona enters an esports-targeted agreement with Tencent Games
Spanish football club with star studded team, FC Barcelona has established a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent.
This cooperation agreement is targeted towards esports and the future of FC Barcelona in it. The FC Barcelona esports team competes in Psyonix’s Rocket League and Konami’s eFootball game, PES. So, here's what you need to know about the team coming into a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent.
FC Barcelona and Tencent will fortify the club's position in the esports world
Despite the fact that according to the president of Fútbol Club Barcelona, 80% of competitive video games are violent, the Blaugrana team is working with Chinese esports clubs to have a franchise in the largest electronic sports market, China.
According to a press release, FC Barcelona will “engage in deep communication” with Tencent regarding its efforts towards preserving its future in esports.
This includes “esports competitions, esports education and industry exchange in the future with a view to exploring the many possibilities of collaboration between sports and esports.”
Earlier this year, it was reported that the football club was looking to enter Chinese League of Legends. An alliance with Tencent could be a good start to make that a reality, considering it co-owns TJ Sports – the company that operates the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) with Riot Games.
Concrete details surrounding the agreement, other than its existence, have not been made public at this time. At any rate, big things are coming in the way of FC Barcelona and we can't wait to see what sort of an impact this has on the world of gaming and esports in general.