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More and more sports clubs and the disciplines themselves are betting on the world of electronic sports. The eSports They are a reality that has made even several players become not only players, but entrepreneurs and equipment owners, in the case of Blaugrana Antoine Griezmann or the madridista Gareth Bale.
However, there are entities that still have serious reluctance to enter. Although LaLiga already has an official video game competition, there are clubs that prefer to touch the issue of eSports tangentially. This is the case of FC Barcelona.
Although there are sports video games like the popular franchises of EA Sports FIFA or Konami’s PES, for Josep Maria Bartomeu It is not convenient for your club to get involved in this area because it does not match the values they want to convey.
This was stated in the presentation of the report of the economic impact of the club on the city of Barcelona. “We have teams in Asia that compete with the colors of Barça, but we don’t get too full because of our values we don’t want to participate in violent games, which are 80% “, he told the media.