When the group stages concluded at the 2016 League of Legends World Championship a few things were beyond doubt; NA were once again a meme, wildcards are to be respected, Europe has a chance, and the era of the Korean rule is far from over.
French football club Paris Saint-Germain have revealed their eSports plans at a press conference held in Paris earlier today, featuring August "Agge" Rosenmeier, Lucas "DaXe" Cuillerier and Bora "YellowStar" Kim.
Three months ago, Counter Logic Gaming were crowned the best team in North America, as they secured the NA League of Legends Championship Series. However, since then, the CLG team we once knew and loved, seems to have vanished.
The acquisition marks the biggest move that a football club has made into the eSports field, following the footsteps of West Ham United F.C. and VfL Wolfsburg, who both field players within the competitive FIFA community, and Beşiktaş J.K., who established their own eSports sector in 2015.
The indie studio responsible for the creation of the free-to-play robotic fighting game, Rising Thunder, and city builder survival simulator Stonehearth, has officially joined Riot Games in a deal which will see them “continue their mission of building incredible games that speak to us personally as players”.