Championship football side Queens Park Rangers have announced a new esports team.
They've teamed up with FIFA league provider Virtual Pro Gaming to move into competitive gaming.
Several gamers have already signed up to represent the R's on the esports platform, which specialises in the 11-versus-11 mode Pro Clubs on FIFA 18.
Players include Wilco Jager, JCC and more.
Hugely excited to annouce I have signed with the first ever U.K. E-SPORTS Pro Clubs side @QPReSports! I will be representing them on our popular YouTube Series bringing you all the action. Chuffed - video updates to come!@QPRFC @OfficialVPG 🔵⚪️🔵⚪️ #DreamComeTrue #Fifa18 pic.twitter.com/f7O4ap5MWs
— JCC | Pro Clubs 🌍 (@WoJCC) November 8, 2017
QPR are currently trialling for more positions - trials start tonight at around 6pm. Interested players can add Dellosa24 on PSN for more details.
"Esports is very much at the forefront of our digital strategy going forward."
Euan Inglis, QPR
Once the roster is complete, QPR will play on a regular basis, with one match a week streamed live via the club's YouTube platform.
QPR Commercial Director Euan Inglis said in this announcement post: "We're excited to be taking our first steps into esports with Virtual Pro Gaming.
"There is great scope for us to take this partnership with VPG from strength to strength over the coming seasons, with esports very much at the forefront of our digital strategy going forward."