Tranmere Rovers are delighted to announce the launch of their new FIFA 19 VPG eSports team.
VPG, standing for Virtual Pro Gaming, is an online gaming website that hosts competitive league all around the world. Tranmere Rovers eSports team will be placed in VPG League One North alongside fellow EFL clubs including Scunthorpe United eSports, competing in 11 v 11 games.
eSports is growing massively around the world and it is something that we wanted to get involved in, following suit of other professional football clubs in founding their own competitive eSports team.
Lee McAteer, Associate Director at Tranmere Rovers Football Club, said: "Following on from the success of our first ever eSports tournament at Prenton Park we identified eSports to be an important aspect of our off the pitch activities to help further fan engagement, the community and for our #SWA2 who love everything FIFA. We are delighted to now be part of VPG and look forward to what the future will bring."
Arron Dellosa, Chief Executive Officer of VPG added: “It’s fantastic to see Tranmere Rovers setting up an eSports team with Virtual Pro Gaming. As the 11v11 eSports side of FIFA grows, it’s great for fans to take part and trial to make it in to the official eSports squad. Football is a team game, and this is why the 11v11 eSports is becoming a huge market, as it allows not just one player but 11 players to play in the team at the same time.
“It will be a great step for Tranmere Rovers to enter in to eSports as fan interaction is very important. John Warrington who will be managing the Tranmere Rovers eSports team is a huge fan of the Club and is very motivated to make the eSports team a success.”
To register your interest in how to get involved with the Tranmere Rovers eSports team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, you can follow our eSports team’s social media accounts here…