Veikkausliiga, the highest division of Finnish skilled soccer, has launched official esports league eFutisliiga to enrich the primary competitors.
The league is comparable in nature to many esports variations of different soccer leagues seen all over the world.
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The league can be organised by Finnish esports event platform Telia Esports Sequence, which is owned and operated owned by Finnish telecommunications firm Telia. It’s already majorly concerned in League of Legends by way of an intensive partnership with DreamHack that covers Northern Europe.
Ville-Mikko Korkka, Industrial Improvement Director at Veikkausliiga, mentioned the inception of the league in a launch: “What we discovered through the pandemic is that not even established sport leagues like us can take their future with no consideration and there’s at all times room to develop and innovate. For lengthy we now have adopted the event of esports all over the world as bystanders however not anymore. We couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about claiming this new territory.”
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Groups from the Finnish league will discipline skilled gamers to signify them on the digital pitch, taking part in weekly on-line matches that can be broadcast on MTV. The league is predicted to begin in autumn, however no dates or format have been confirmed on the time of writing.
Niklas Segercrantz, Industrial Supervisor of Esports at Telia Finland, additionally commented: “This spring really made the entire world see the potential that lies in esports. We’re proud to announce the upcoming collaboration that’s first of its sort within the Nordics. eFutisliiga is the right instance of how conventional sports activities can go hand in hand with esports. We hope that with our instance we are able to encourage different principal leagues to hitch forces with esports.”
Esports Insider says: As sports activities start to return to competitors, many have been fast to desert esports as a type of leisure however the Veikkausliiga has opted to run an esports league to enrich it. It’ll be fascinating to see how a lot curiosity the brand new enterprise cultivates, that’s for certain.
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