ESport: Olympique Lyonnais back in the dance
After Paris, Monaco and Nantes, the famous football club of Ligue 1 also launches in the eSport with a roster 100% FIFA.
For several months, French soccer clubs have been promoting themselves, encouraged by the exceptional growth of the market, their European cousins or US basketball clubs. The first was chopping PSG , followed closely by AS Monaco . There are a few weeks, the former player of melty eSports Club, Vinch opened her casting FC Nantes with his Tekylah coach . Side Lyon, the rumors were increasingly insistent, and Jean-Michel Aulas himself had not hidden desires Club do not , as was then relayed Team .
Olympique Lyonnais The following thus the movement launched by the clubs in Ligue 1 and began to turn in eSports by unveiling a FIFA team . Competition side, there is the young prodigy Lyon Fouad ‘Rafsou’ Fares , who was already wearing the club’s colors at the last Winter Tournament e-League 1, and Vice-Champion Acer Cup FIFA 16. It has indeed was preferred to Jordan ‘Roken’ Camus , too close to the club Marseille. Coaching side, Romain ‘Imuhan’ Serra , former head of the teams of melty eSport was chosen. Joined for the occasion, he does not hide his joy: “I chose 29 because at 29 years number the day before my birthday I realized my dream … Join an iconic club Olympique Lyonnais ” .
As can discover on the official press Olympique Lyonnais , Imuhan does not hide his admiration for his player: “It is part of this wave of young French players who have a very big level and together we will every effort to lift his first major trophy ” . The duo will make their first appearance at the Orange Spring e-Ligue 1 Tournament and then take part in the FUT Champions Season 3. If again some will criticize a limitation of the eSport section to the EA Sports simulation only, fans can keep hope and cling to statements by Jean-Michel Aulas to see maybe tomorrow the teams League of Legends Hearthstone, CS: GO Overwatch or survey the major competitions in the colors of Lyon: “the creation of eSports team that is part of a larger project of Olympique Lyonnais open to new territories and the desire to get closer to the OL community online by sharing experiences around the world. ” What do you think of The arrival of the OL in the eSport?