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16.05.2016

FC Schalke 04 takes over eSports team “Elements”

FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V. have entered Europe’s eSports elite with the takeover of League of Legends team “Elements”. League of Legends is an internationally renowned computer game with over 67 million active players each month and the regular broadcasting of its professional league system reaches an audience of millions every week.

“We have noticed that the level of professionalism in eSports has continued to grow over the past years.

Moritz Beckers-Schwarz

“We have noticed that the level of professionalism in eSports has continued to grow over the past years. Particular noteworthy is the development of structures within League of Legends and the flagship League of Legends Championship,” told Moritz Beckers-Schwarz, chairman of the board at FC Schalke 04 Arena Management GmbH.

With the acquisition of the league slots in the hard-fought LCS, Schalke has taken the first steps towards a successful future in eSports.

The club will hold a press conference to for all the latest developments on 19th May.