PSG are taking their FIFA 18 players on their preseason tour of Asia for their own esports community tournament
- PSG are touring Asia from July 25 to August 4 with games vs Arsenal and Atletico
- They will also be hosting their own FIFA 18 esports tournament during the trip
- The French club’s FIFA 18 players DaXe and ManiiKa will join them in Singapore
PSG will participate in the International Champions Cup (ICC) with matches against Arsenal (28 July) and Atletico (30 July) before making its way to Shenzhen, China to compete in the Champions Trophy against AS Monaco (4 August).
Joining the men’s squad on the trip will be the club’s pro FIFA 18 players, Lucas ‘DaXe’ Cuillerier and Johan ‘ManiiKa’ Simon as PSG are hosting their own FIFA tournament in Singapore.
PSG are hosting a FIFA esports tournament in Singapore while the football team tour Asia
To run the tournament, PSG have partnered with Team Flash who are Southeast Asia’s leading FIFA team after winning $108,000 (£83k) at the EA Regional Championships.
Singapore has a good reputation for FIFA players with Christian Fuch’s team No Fuchs Given signing their player Chiang ‘Hibidi’ Wen Jun from the region. Flash will be entering their two FIFA players into the tournament this Summer: Amraan ‘Amraan’ Gani and Jospeh ‘Zarate’ Yeo.
The two PSG and two Flash players all beat out 20million competitors to reach the Global Playoffs in Amsterdam but none of them were able to make top eight of the PlayStation or Xbox divisions.
That means they won’t be competing at the FIFA eWorld Cup, the biggest FIFA esports event of the year which will be broadcast live from London with the final taking place Saturday August 4 from the O2.
Despite their short coming in FIFA this year, PSG’s esports division has experienced plenty of success in the past. The division began November 2016 when club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi revealed their first FIFA players and League of Legends team.
A year and a half later, PSG have five FIFA trophies, two Rocket League trophies and two DOTA 2 trophies with their newly acquired team from LGD.
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