The top 5 FIFA esport teams
Esports teams are a growing trend, so much so, that real football teams have created their own eSports divisions with professional eSport players representing them. Check out our ranking of the top five FIFA eSports teams in the industry.
#5: AS ROMA
Coming in at number 5 is AS ROMA’s eSports division from Italy. The announcement of their partnership with Fnatic, the world’s leading eSports organisation, helped launch them into the top 5. American, Colin Johnson, will head the AS Roma eSports team. They boast strong players in several regions, but their top contender is Aman „Amansed“ Sediqqi, who has already participated in the Americas Qualifiers.
Next up on the list is German-based Schalke04, one of the first football teams to launch an eSports division. One of their four players, Cihan „S04 Cihan“ Yasarlar, was the PlayStation winner of the Regional in Paris and is also ranked No.1 in the EASports Ladder in Europe. Cihan has also won the Virtual Bundesliga in the past. Tim Latka, also qualified for the Regional Finals in Paris.
Schalke04 do not restrict themselves just to virtual football games, they also run a League of Legends Team, and are fighting for their spot at the European LCS.
#3: VfL Wolfsburg
Vfl Wolfsburg can also vaunt a strong lineup, with players who have already tasted success around Europe. Benedikt „Salz0r“ Saltzer, David „DavidBTW“ Bytheway and Timo „TimoX“ Siep make up their impressive trio, who have FIWC, ESWC and Virtual Bundesliga experience. Their partnership with one of the oldest companies in the business, STARK eSports, makes them a force to be reckoned with. They were also the first club to acquire a professional FIFA player, and for that reason, get the last spot on our podium.
#2: Hashtag United
Just losing out on top spot is Hashtag United, which is theoretically just a club of amateurs, who play as a hobby and organise exhibition matches. However, below the surface, they are much more than that. They have a tremendous online presence with almost 5,5 million views on YouTube. Spencer FC is the face of the club and has been a commentator for FIFA matches at Regionals and the Grand Final. Tassal“ Hashtag Tass“ Rushan won the European Qualifier and Harry „Hashtag Harry“ Hesketh qualified for Regionals. Harry won Spencer FC Game Academy, a competition whose prize was a contract with Spencer FC’s eSports Team. Michael „Hashtag Mike“ LaBelle represented Hashtag United at the Americas Regional and Ivan „BorasLegend“ Lapanje, one of the top FIFA players in the world, also wears Hashtag’s colours.
#1: PSG eSports
Top spot has to go to PSG eSports though, for the sheer amount of quality they’ve acquired over the past year, and their willingness to invest in young talent. They boast the strongest roster of anyone with August „Agge“ Rosenmeier, Rafael „Rafifa13“ Salles and Lucas „Daxe“ Cuillerier among their ranks. Lucas is the hottest young talent in Europe, Rafael was unknown till this year and when it comes to August Rosenmeier, the name speaks for itself. Bora „YellowStar“ Kim is the head of their eSports division, who made his name as a League of Legends professional. PSG do not restrict themselves to FIFA though, as they also handle a League of Legends team. Their smart signings, trust in youth and desire to expand make them the top eSports team in the business.