FC Nantes has been announced as the sixth and final club to take part in the first season of the eFootball.Pro League.
The French team joins FC Barcelona, Schalke 04, AS Monaco, Celtic FC and Boavista in the competitive Pro Evolution Soccer league.
In a press release, Franck Kita, FC Nantes CEO, said:
"FC Nantes, by embarking on PES and participating in this competition, continues its expansion in esports. We are delighted to compete against such prestigious clubs and to be at the forefront of eFootball.Pro. Already present on several games, this confirms the will of the club to position itself as an important player in this sector and share this passion with our fans."
The move into the PES league is not FC Nantes' first esports venture. The club already has competitors in both Rocket League and FIFA.
The eFootball.Pro League will begin on December 2, after originally being announced on November 13, 2017.
:collision: Meet the 6 founder clubs that will take part in the 2018-19 https://t.co/V9VyTDU8Ue League
:wave: WELCOME @FCBarcelona @S04Esports @ASMonacoEsports @CelticFCeSports @boavistaoficial @FCNantes
:right_bicep: Are you ready?
:video_game:⚽️:fire::top: #TheEvolutionOfFootball pic.twitter.com/t1NPKq9du3
— eFootball.Pro (@eFootballPro) 13 November 2018
Details about the format and players for each of the six teams will be presented on November 25 on both Twitch and YouTube.
eFootball.pro released a sweet video announcing the latest club addition featuring FC Nantes' signature ship.