Having conquered the Premier League with Leicester City, Christian Fuchs will now try his luck in esports, having announced his own esports team which will soon begin competing in FIFA competitions.
Fuchs has made a bold entrance to the competitive gaming scene by naming his team as No Fuchs Given.
It isn’t currently clear which titles Fuchs plans to have his team compete in. However, be as that may, the Daily Mail reports that he plans to extend his team beyond FIFA.
In an interview with the British newspaper, Fuchs mentioned that he was a huge fan of Overwatch and Fortnite, so it is conceivable that No Fuchs Given could eventually venture into those esports.
Given that the eWorld Cup has already got underway, it is impossible for the team to compete in the competition this year.
The Leicester man took to his official Twitter account to confirm his venture into esports, telling fans to “get ready for that”.
Fuchs has since announced his initial roster for NFG eSports. Chiang “Hibidi” Wen Jun, Rusher, LouFIFA and Remdog will all be part of the No Fuchs Given academy team.
— Christian Fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) June 9, 2018
Sports to esports: A rising trend
Fuchs is the most recent real games figure to get involved in the business of competitive gaming, however he is unlikely to be the first.
The Leicester City defender will be the first Premier League star to have his own esports team. However, a number of Premier League clubs have displayed enthusiasm to get involved major esports titles like FIFA.
They would join a number of United States-based sports clubs that have made the move into esports. Clubs like the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Rams have already made the switch.