RZESZÓW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG, August 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
G2A.COM, the multi-award winning and fastest growing digital gaming marketplace in the world, have teamed up with Sporting Club de Portugal (SCP), one of Europe's biggest football teams, in order to reinforce the position of eSports in international mainstream channels. In 2016, eSports are expected to bring in revenue in excess of $500 million globally.
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SCP are not only one of the premier football teams in Portugal but in Europe too, regularly appearing in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. The club is famous around the world for being the platform for the careers of Portuguese legends Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Having signed a FIFA player, Francisco "Quinzas" Cruz, to represent them, SCP are heading boldly into the eSports arena. Cruz, 21 (pictured), became the youngest ever FIFA World Champion in 2011 and is still one of the best FIFA players in the world today, making him an asset for SCP's eSports program. http://www.sportingesports.com
The club will play host to an upcoming eSports tournament called G2A Lion Games - which will allow FIFA players an opportunity to play for the club, and to develop their relationship with G2A to new levels.
eSports have taken off in a big way among European football teams this year, with Manchester City, Wolsfburg and West Ham United all having signed FIFA eSports professionals to represent their clubs at official FIFA tournaments.
Working with over 70 teams and at over 100 events, G2A are currently one of the top eSports brand builders in the world and have over the years, demonstrated their dedication and passion for the industry by investing over $10 million in the industry. G2A made an appearance on the BBC documentary "The Supergamers [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPLVMPBUE4 ]", further cementing their leadership in eSports.
G2A's co-founder and CMO, Dawid Rozek, comments: "G2A looks forward to the way in which eSports grows each year. With each project, we take eSports one step further. Partnering with such a prominent team as SCP shows what a bright future there is in store for this global industry."
SCP's spokesperson, Marcio Figueiredo, added: "This project was only possible due to the outstanding trust and support of G2A.COM, to whom we express our sincerest gratitude.
Andre Santos, Sales Coordinator at G2A, who attended the SCP press conference, said: "As a leader in the digital gaming industry, G2A is aware of its role in serving and developing the entire gaming industry and this announcement has enabled Portugal to take a real step forward."
Author: Jacqueline Purcell - jpurcell@G2A.com