Konami Digital Entertainment and eFootball.Pro have announced that Scottish Premiership defending champions Celtic FC are joining the international eSports league for professional football clubs. Celtic join FC Barcelona, FC Schalke 04 and AS Monaco as partners in this league, which looks to expand professional teams presence in esports. This comes after Celtic FCare featured heavily in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 promotional material.
Head of Business Development at Celtic FC Gordon Kaye said “Following our partnership with Konami, creating a PES team to challenge for the inaugural eFootball.Pro title is an exciting first step into the evolving world of eSports and we look forward to competing against top international teams”.
Former professional player Gerard Piqué, who is the president of eFootball.Pro added: “It's great news that Celtic joins our competition. I have faced them several times as a player and I know that they will show in esports the same integrity they display on the pitch. Having a club with so much history will give us the necessary values to make our league a model in the sector”.
The details of the team have yet to be announced, but we know they will be playing against the aforementioned teams and other top-level international clubs that are yet to be unveiled.