For e-sports industry today, you will begin to hear some familiar teams’ names such as Paris Saint-Germain football team, a big team from Ligue 1 France, starts building a team of gaming athletes to compete in League of Legends. For our country, we have Buriram United that has created a separate brand called Buriram E-Sport for competitive gaming. It made us now open our eyes that football teams from various countries start to be interested this sport because it will grow and generate income for them.
Why e-sports is gaining attention from leading football teams of the world? The main reasons are creation of fun entertainment and more accessible to new generation including very high growth trend. Even though they have been in football industry for a long time but the growth or finding a new fan base who like the ball has slowed down. It is only different on the sport that is used in the competition. If general sports require real equipment such as soccer balls, then this virtual sport is a simulation of a soccer game controlled by a controller. Then, the question can be answered.
There are many football teams that create e-sports team such as Paris Saint-Germain football team, a big team from Ligue 1 France, Buriram United that has created a separate brand called Buriram E-Sport for competitive gaming, Valencia FC E-Sport from La Liga, Spain who has turned to create a team that appeals to the gamers or the Manchester City E-Sport team from the Premier League. This is just some examples. In fact, there are many teams both Thai and overseas. In the future, if there is any football match, there also will have game competition.