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Famous football clubs with the best esports teams

Many football clubs are also active in other sports such as chess, rugby, or even have departments for esports. That is why today we have listed the teams who are active in the video games tournaments; welcome to famous football clubs with the best esports teams.

First of all, let us get familiar with esports and the core meaning of this term used for video game tournaments. Esports refers to a type of video game tournament.

Esports are usually organized multiplayer video game events between professional players, either individually or in teams. Although organized tournaments have long been a feature of video game culture, they were mostly between amateurs until the late 2000s, when professional gamers began to participate and spectatorship of these events via live streaming skyrocketed.

Esports has become a prominent part of the video game industry by the 2010s, with many game makers actively designing and supporting tournaments and other events.

Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), first-person shooter (FPS), combat, card, battle royale, and real-time strategy (RTS) games are the most popular video game genres linked with esports. League of Legends, Dota, Counter-Strike, Valorant, Overwatch, Street Fighter, and Super Smash Bros. are among the most popular Esport franchises.

The League of Legends World Championship,

Dota 2

International, the Evolution Championship Series (EVO), and the Intel Extreme Masters are among the most popular esports tournaments. Many other events, like the Overwatch League, feature a series of league matches with sponsored teams.

Although the legality of esports as a legitimate sporting competition is still debatable, they have been featured alongside traditional sports in certain multinational events in Asia, and the International Olympic Committee has debated their inclusion in future Olympic events.

Famous football clubs with the best esports teams ranked by their popularity

In this article, we are going to take a look at the football clubs which have teams in Esports and not only in Football esports but also in other game genres. We will first take a look at the club and then its Esport team. Now, without further ado let us meet

Esports and football clubs


West Ham United

The Premier League is the highest flight of English football, and West Ham United Football Club is situated in Stratford, East London. The team relocated from their previous home, the Boleyn Ground, to the London Stadium in 2016.

West Ham

has won the FA Cup three times, in 1964, 1975, and 1980, as well as finishing second twice, in 1923 and 2006. The club has won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965 and finished second in the same tournament in 1976. In 1999, West Ham also won the Intertoto Cup.

They are one of just eight English football teams that have never dropped below the second division, having spent 63 of their 95 league seasons in the first level, up to and including the 2020–21 season. The club's best league finish to date occurred in 1985–86 when they finished third in the First Division.

When Sean 'Dragonn' Allen was signed to formally represent West Ham at

FIFA tournaments

, a large competition of

Football esports

game, across the globe in May 2016, and the team became the first British team to sign a professional gamer.

Allen was given a squad number, 50, after finishing second in FIFA's Interactive World Cup, a huge Football esports tournament, earlier that year. He wears it throughout tournaments.

"For me, this is a huge step forward. I've been playing competitive FIFA for a long time, and this is the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me "When the news broke, the 24-year-old informed WHUFC.com.

AC Monza

Monza Calcio Associazione is an Italian professional football team located in Monza, Lombardy. Monza Football Club was founded in 1912 and now plays in Serie B,


's second flight, after promotion in the 2019–20 season.

The team has never reached Serie A and, as of the 2021–22 season, has played in 40 second-division seasons, the longest of any Italian club without ever gaining promotion to the top level.

Monza returned to Serie B in 2020 after a 19-year hiatus; the club's previous appearance in the Italian second tier was in the 2000–01 season.

Monza has the record for most Coppa Italia Serie C triumphs, with four. They also won the Serie C title four times and the Anglo-Italian Cup once. Monza's uniform colors have always been red and white, and the team is known as I Bagai ("the Boys").

Since 1988, they have played at the Stadio Brianteo.

Their Esports football squad competes in the Esports Football League.

AZ Monza Squad Esports is a two-man team made up of two Italian gamers who are both ranked in the top 50 in Europe on PlayStation. Raffaele "Er Caccia98" Cacciapuoti, who is rated 12th in Europe and has been with the club since the club's eSports squad was founded in 2017, is joined by Renzo "Nzorello" Parave, who is ranked 44th in Europe.

Astralis eliminated Er Caccia98 and Nzorello out of the 2021 FIFA

Football esports

Club World Cup semi-finals after Zone 4 defeated RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals.


Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu

is a Turkish sports club headquartered in Istanbul's Beşiktaş neighborhood that was formed in 1903. The football squad of the club is one of Turkey's Big Three and one of the most successful, having never been demoted to a lower tier. It was the country's first registered sports club, and one of the few to be granted permission to use the Turkish flag on its crest.

Its football squad has won 16 Turkish Super Lig championships, three Turkish National Division titles, and two Turkish Football Championship titles.

Besiktas' esports section was founded in early 2015, and it has since become simply another division of the Istanbul club, alongside football, basketball, athletics, gymnastics, rowing, volleyball, wrestling, and other sports.

After purchasing the Aces High squad, which was already competent in League of Legends, and dubbing it 'Besiktas e-Sports,' Besiktas became the first football club to enter the expanding world of esports.

Manchester City

Manchester City Football Team

is a Manchester-based English football club that participates in the Premier League, the country's highest level. St. Mark's (West Gorton) was founded in 1880, and it changed its name to Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894.

The club's home venue is Manchester's Etihad Stadium, which was relocated to in 2003 after playing at Maine Road since 1923. The club's current sky blue home jerseys were originally worn in 1894, in the first season of the present version, and have been worn ever since.

Manchester City's first esports squad was formed in 2016 with the acquisition of Kieran "Kez" Brown, who was followed by Marcus "ExpectSporting" Jorgensen, who joined from Brondby IF the following year and this two-man team competed in

Esports football League

of FIFA.

Manchester City signed 16-year-old American Aidan "Threats" Mong to form its first squad outside of FIFA in Fortnite Battle Royale in October 2021.

Manchester City has started looking for a player to play Fortnite Battle Royale with. Prospects who were up to the challenge had to go through a screening procedure that may lead to an esports contract.

The initiative, dubbed the City Solos Hunt, encouraged players to submit a video describing why they should be the next Manchester City Esports member.

VfL Wolfsburg

The Leibesübungen Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of lifelong learning. Wolfsburg e. V., often known as VfL Wolfsburg or Wolfsburg, is a professional football club located in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

The club began as a multi-sports club for Volkswagen employees in Wolfsburg. It is mainly renowned for its football program, but it also has badminton, handball, and athletics programs.

The men's professional football squad competes in the Bundesliga, Germany's highest football division.

VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH, a completely owned company of the Volkswagen Group, is in charge of professional football. The Volkswagen Arena has been Wolfsburg's home since 2002.

When Benedikt Saltzer joined Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015, the team became the first professional football team to recruit a FIFA player for

football esports


"With esports, we're reaching out to a younger audience, which we're thrilled about. In the future, we aim to exploit our growing commitment in this area to bring these two worlds even closer together "A few months later, general manager Klaus Allofs told FIFA.com.

Wolfsburg also hired David Bytheway, a 22-year-old English gamer, in 2016 as part of their efforts to solidify their position as a global leader in the football esports business.

AFC Ajax

Ajax, often known as AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam, or just Ajax, is a professional football club headquartered in Amsterdam that competes in the Eredivisie, the Dutch football league's top division.

With 35 Eredivisie championships and 20 KNVB Cups, Ajax (named after the great Greek hero) has been the most successful club in the Netherlands. It has competed in the Eredivisie since its founding in 1956, and

it is one of the country's

"big three" teams, together with Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven, that have dominated the tournament.

Ajax is perhaps Holland's most renowned football team and has been a force to be reckoned with in the esports scene since 2017. To be more specific, their esports branch is only focused on Football esports, which is a natural fit for a football club.

So far, their grassroots method of cultivating local talent has paid off; several of its FIFA players have achieved great success.

RB Leipzig

Red Bull Leipzig is a German professional football club headquartered in Leipzig, Saxony. RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V. is a German professional football club based in Leipzig, Saxony.

The club was created in 2009 on the initiative of Red Bull GmbH, which bought the playing rights of SSV Markranstädt, a fifth-tier club, with the goal of progressing the new club to the top-flight Bundesliga within eight years.

RasenBallsport Leipzig GmbH, a spin-off business, manages the men's professional football team. The Red Bull Arena is where RB Leipzig plays its home games.

In the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig are the newest kids on the block, but they've quickly established themselves as championship contenders, and the same is true in eSports. RBLZ Gaming won the Virtual Bundesliga's Süd-Ost division, losing just one of their 24 total matches.

Richard "Der Gaucho10" Hormes, the team captain who is now rated 35th in Europe on Xbox and reached the Top Four of the Virtual Bundesliga Grand Final in both Football esports FIFA 19 and 20, and Umut "RBL Umut" Gültekin, who is currently ranked 17th in Europe on PlayStation, makeup RBLZ Gaming's core tandem.

They also have coaches Daniel "Fehrminator" Fehr and Lena "Lena5601" Güldenpfenning, who just became the first woman to play in the Virtual Bundesliga. And they just signed Anders "Verjgang" Verjgang, who made news by going 536 games without losing in Weekend League, coming just five games shy of 18 perfect weekends.

Schalke 04

Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04

e. V. is a German football club based in Gelsenkirchen. Schalke 04, abbreviated as S04, is a professional German football and multi-sports club based in the Gelsenkirchen area of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The "04" in the club's name refers to the year it was founded, 1904. Even though the club's peak was in the 1930s and 1940s, Schalke has long been one of Germany's most popular professional football teams and multi-sports clubs. Schalke has been relegated to the 2. Bundesliga, Germany's second division, as a consequence of their relegation in 2020–21.

Athletics, basketball, handball, table tennis, winter sports, and eSports are among the club's other activities.

On FIFA 21, a football esports game, the Royal Blues are represented by three players: Tim "Tim Latka" Schwartmann, a member of the club since 2016, recently transitioned from Xbox to PlayStation. Joe "JH7" Hellmann, 74th in Europe on PlayStation, and Julius "Juli" Kühle, 72nd in Europe on Xbox.

Juli and JH7 were also semi-finalists in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup, falling to eventual champions MKers in Zone 4 after three penalty shootout losses.

AS Roma

Sporting Association Roma

is a professional football team located in Rome, Italy. Except for the 1951–52 season, Roma has spent their whole history in the top flight of Italian football, having been formed through a merger in 1927. In 1941–42, 1982–83, and 2000–01, Roma won Serie A three times, as well as nine Coppa Italia trophies and two Supercoppa Italiana victories.

Roma has won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960–61 and finished second in the European Cup in 1983–84 and the UEFA Cup in 1990–91.

AS Roma announced a new relationship with Fnatic, a major esports organization, bringing the Serie A club's first professional squad to the ever-growing FIFA esports league.

"With the incredible rise of eSports and ongoing focus put on games like FIFA, we've joined with Fnatic, the world's premier eSports organization, to form our eSports squad," Roma president Jim Pallotta stated in the official release statement.

This partnership will allow us to begin establishing a great eSports heritage and connect our fans in exciting new ways."

The AS Roma FIFA in Esports football League club joins Fnatic's portfolio of professional teams already participating in popular titles such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Overwatch, and Heroes of the Storm.

Paris Saint-Germain

Esports and football clubs have a long history in France compared to other countries.

PSG is one of several football teams with an esports branch, but it stands out as a perfect illustration of the connections that exist between conventional sports and esports.

PSG has been interested in esports since 2016 when they launched a significant digitalization effort. FIFA, League of Legends (PSG Talon), Dota 2 (PSG.LGD), FIFA Online which is a football

esports game

, Brawl Stars, and Arena of Valor all have current divisions. It also had Rocket League and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (PSG.RRQ) teams.

Since December 2020, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Esports has been the club's online youth system in France and throughout the globe.

The organization interacts with fans from as far as China and Southeast Asia, as well as having a presence in the realm of esports betting. PSG.LGD, a Chinese Dota 2 squad, is a force to be reckoned with, having come within inches of winning The International on many occasions.

In 2017, one of their FIFA players won the ESWC FIFA World Champ during the Paris game week, which was a remarkable achievement. In addition to FIFA, PSG has dabbled in Rocket League and League of Legends, with minimal success in the latter.

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