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Spanish soccer club Valencia CF creates eSports team

"This is a very interesting project and a challenge for Valencia CF to enter a sports sector with such a marked growth."

Spanish soccer team Valencia CF -- which plys its trade in the country's top division -- has become the first La Liga club to create its own eSports team

Announced today at a press conference at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium, it’s unknown as to what competitions the VCF Team will compete in, although the club made it clear it was eager to become a part of a "multimillion euro industry."

The VCF Team has already found itself an official partner in the form of video streaming giant, Twitch. 

"This is a very interesting project and a challenge for Valencia CF to enter a sports sector with such a marked growth," said Peter Draper, marketing director of Valencia CF.

"It puts Valencia CF in the vanguard of the sector that is causing most interest throughout Europe."

Valencia isn’t the first soccer team to dive into the world of eSports, however, as earlier this year German side FC Schalke 04 bought pro League of Legends team, Elements.

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