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Why FIFA Gamers are now part of the official squad of top clubs like AS Roma,PSG !

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David Bytheway was busy playing with his manually assembled team at his gaming console when he got a call from Wolfsburg.They wanted to sign him. In the coming days, he was signed by VFL Wolfsburg and given an official squad number 53.NO ! He isn’t a first team player, European but a FIFA Gamer and will represent Wolfsburg in E-sports tournaments worldwide.Similarly, Aman Siddiqui was signed by AS Roma, and Rafael Fortes by European clubs are signing these young online gamers for a number of reasons:

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1.E-sports tournaments
Statistically, Gaming videos are the fourth most popular videos on youtube. E-sports is the business with immense growth possibility, so the top brass doesn’t want to be left behind. Eredivisie and Ligue 1 have taken the first steps towards online league platforms.Clubs have bought professional gamers to represent them at these tournaments. Some game experts are even predicting an online Champions League tournament!

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2. Attract the young audience
Average attendances at some clubs are still close to 99%, but the percentage of young kids is declining at an alarming rate. Today’s youth are more addicted to gaming and virtual reality. So the clubs have understood that the only way to woo young audience is to create a presence in the virtual world. So the clubs are shelling out handful amount of cash on professional FIFA gamers to match up with the pace of fast-moving gaming world.

 

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3. Marketing
Shirt sales, Merchandise sales are an important part of any top club’s earnings. Clubs use different marketing strategies to boost their sales and thereby their annual incomes.When the youth get involved with the clubs at an online level, they immerse themselves in the colours of the club, thereby boosting the sales of club merchandise.Scarfs, jerseys, shoes everything!
Well if you are any good at FIFA then better give it a try, who knows you maybe signed up by the club of your dreams. E-sports is definitely an area with lots of untapped potentials.It wouldn’t be a big surprise to see the gaming industry achieving a massive economic boom.A number of elite clubs have jumped into the boat but the Barcelona, Madrid, and Arsenals are yet to join. Once they get in, it is bound to be an immense experience

Well if you are any good at FIFA then better give it a try, who knows you maybe signed up by the club of your dreams. E-sports is definitely an area with lots of untapped potentials.It wouldn’t be a big surprise to see the gaming industry achieving a massive economic boom.A number of elite clubs have jumped into the boat but the Barcelona, Madrid, and Arsenals are yet to join. Once they get in, it is bound to be an immense experience

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