Rumours circulating thanks to Esports News UK suggest that Manchester United, one of the world’s most famous football clubs from England are bidding to buy an eSports team specifically for Overwatch. Could they be called The Red Devils?
As said above, Esports News UK stated that “The historic English Premier League football club are in talks with a professional European Overwatch team who are currently signed to another organisation, eSports News UK can exclusively reveal.
On top of that, established eSports brand Fnatic are also interested in signing the same team, putting a British sports club head-to-head with a competitive gaming organisation in this manner for the first time.”
A source close to the situation told eSports News UK that Manchester United are unfazed by Fnatic’s offer.
Money obviously plays into this bidding, and as said on the source article, “Fnatic are one of the world’s most valuable eSports organisations – said to be worth around £30m ($42.5m) – Manchester United are valued at more than £2bn ($3.3bn).”
We shall keep an eye on this, as it’s certainly an interesting rumour, and with German Bundesliga club Schalke 04 already involved with League of Legends with their own esports team, it’s not out of the question for Man Utd!