Bavarian football association in eSports move with M-net

The Bayerische Fußball-Verband (BFV), Bavaria’s football association, is pushing ahead with investment in eSports with the creation of what it describes as the country’s first eFootball platform,

The BFV has teamed up Munich-based fibre network operator M-net to create the platform, which will kick off with the FIFA 19 game on Playstation 4 on December 17.

The competition will start with a qualifying round, with three more preliminary rounds to follow for each month until March next year. Play-offs will then commence ahead of a final in June in Munich.

M-net currently supplies fibre broadband to 200,000 homes and businesses, and says that its low-latency network is well-suited to eSports.

The BFV  is working on a number of pillars to its eSports initiative including: tournaments for professional players such as the BFV eSports Cup 2019 powered by M-net; the creation of training camps for Bavarian clubs and the promotion of young talent; and the provision of information and education on eFootball for clubs as well as technical support.

Read Next