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Paris Saint-Germain Enters Dota 2 By Partnering With LGD Gaming
Paris Saint-Germain are one of the early pioneers of established traditional clubs jumping into the world of esports. And they didn’t just play it safe either by signing FIFA players since it’s an established football (and handball) club. They had a League Of Legends roster, pioneering move a the time. Had.
Unfortunately, PSG had to pull out of the EU Challenger series last year, but hinted that they will return into the MOBA scene again in the future last week. Today, they announced they are back, but for a different game with a different approach.
Instead of running a team from the ground up, PSG is now partnering up with established Chinese Dota giants LGD Gaming. The five-man squad of Chinese players Wang ‘Ame‘ Chunyu, Lu ‘Maybe‘ Yao, Yang ‘Chalice‘ Shenyi, Xu ‘Fy‘ Linsen and Malaysian Jian Wei ‘xNova‘ Yap will don the PSG Esports jersey on the next Dota Major, Epicenter XL at Moscow.
“We are looking forward to partnering with such a legendary club as Paris Saint-Germain Esports, ” said Xuan Li, LGD’ General Manager. “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.”
PSG now hold the honours of the first football club to venture into Dota 2 with this deal, and they have a big aim already. “Our goal is to go to The International and to get the best performance,” said Yassine Jaada, PSG Esports’ Chief Gaming Officer.
LGD is now eighth on the Dota Pro Circuit leaderboard. With the top 8 on the leaderboard to receive direct invite to The International, it certainly an achievable goal now that we are halfway through the calendar.
Source: PSG Esports