Ajax Becomes 13th European Pro Team eSports Investment


Ajax Becomes 13th EU eSports Investment (Photo: Ajax)

TNL Take: What a week for Pro Teams and eSports.

Somewhat lost in the 76ers eSports team purchase and the Warriors/Wizards/Dodgers purchase was Dutch team Ajax has signed top FIFA player Koen Weijland, a five-time FIFA Champion.

While Ajax becomes the first team in the Netherlands Eredivisie to sign an eSports Athlete, last month PSV Eindhoven revealed plans themselves to find someone through a FIFA 17 tournament.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper and current Ajax Director, Edwin van der Sar, had this to say of their new signing and was very telling as to why Ajax made the eSports investment:

 “We are always looking for new ways as a club to bind us to our young fans. We will be helping Koen with support not only in major tournaments, but also organizing activities with our fans. We believe it is important to encourage both digital and real football.

These two worlds can perfectly coexist and compliment each other.”