Over the last few years esports has become an ever-growing presence on the world stage, with tournaments such as the eWorld Cup and plenty of others being hosted to millions of viewers across multiple social media platforms, but there are big changes ahead that will change the gaming landscape.
With FIFA 18's stature continuously growing within esports, will we see UEFA join the party to?
In light of the news of the split between Pro Evolution Soccer and UEFA it seems almost inevitable that it will be FIFA (the go-to-game for esports players) to capitalise on securing the digital gaming rights to the Champions League and Europa League license. With the opportunity to encompass all of football's major competitions under its umbrella there will be no stopping them in their domination of the esports scene.
"At a time when FIFA 18 is solidifying itself as the go-to title for clubs and leagues wishing to get into the esports space, this gives UEFA the chance to enter the esports structures and perhaps organise their own tournament, incorporating the teams who are already active in various European esports leagues and who already have their own players."