Paris Saint-Germain eSports announces its arrival on the DOTA 2 stage in partnership with the Chinese eSports giant LGD Gaming.
The club of the capital signs its return on the MOBA genre and is out to conquer the DOTA 2 scene with the Chinese players Wang ‘Ame‘ Chunyu, Lu ‘Maybe‘ Yao, Yang ‘Chalice‘ Shenyi, Xu ‘Fy‘ Linsen and Malaysian Jian Wei ‘xNova‘ Yap. If the players remain under the management of their historic team, they will now wear the jersey of PSG eSports.
By mixing their experiences and expertises, the two clubs want to break new barriers: « We are very happy to work with LGD, a major structure in China. This partnership fits perfectly with our development strategy and I look forward to build new exciting projects with them, » said Yassine Jaada, PSG eSports’s CGO.
The enthusiasm is shared by Xuan Li, General Manager of LGD: « We are looking forward to partnering with such a legendary club as Paris Saint-Germain eSports. We are very honored that PSG recognizes our brand, our successes and our experience. We look forward to going even further with PSG to make our fans proud. » This experience will be crucial to achieve the Parisian goals: « Our goal is to go to The International and to get the best performance, » said Yassine Jaada.
According to Fabien Allègre, director of merchandising and diversification of the Paris Saint-Germain brand, this partnership marks a major turning point: « We are very happy to once again be a pioneer by being the first major European football club to invest on DotA 2. With an average of over 500,000 players simultaneously connected, Dota 2 is one of the most popular eSports games, especially in Asia, a strategic region for PSG. Driven by the ambition of the club and our confidence in our partners LGD and Webedia, we are determined to make this commitment a success. » Paris Saint-Germain relies on its eSports section to open the way to the Asian continent but also Eastern Europe or North America where DOTA is very well established.
The five PSG eSports players will take their first steps with their new jerseys in Moscow for the Epicenter XL starting on April 27th. One of the nine “million-dollar Majors” of the season but most importantly a key meeting in the race for the qualifying points for The International, the world championship. If the season is also punctuated by Minors, these Majors are an opportunity to consolidate the club’s place at the top of the overall standings to qualify for this major tournament that will take place this summer.
Huan ying (welcome) LGD Gaming and dream bigger!