Berwick Rangers are pleased to reveal the club will soon launch an official eSports team after partnering with gaming giants, Virtual Pro Gaming, and entering their 11 vs 11 FIFA league.
In joining the league, the ‘Gers will become the first professional Scottish side to have a VPG side. Nevertheless, the club will be in good company alongside official eSports teams from UK sides like Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers, as well as international giants like Panathinaikos, Sporting CP, Istanbul Basaksehir, Sevilla, RCD Espanyol and the like.
The launch of a FIFA eSports team quickly follows the introduction of a partnership with Twitch streamer, DC93, who showed his commitment to the ‘Gers with a 24 hour stream that raised over £500 for the club’s 1881 Fund.
Want to get involved?
To get involved, you’ll first need a PlayStation 4 console and a copy of FIFA 20.
You’ll then need to complete this form to apply for trial – with the first session taking place as quickly as tomorrow evening. You can also contact our eSports side directly by tweeting club manager Zaki on Twitter on @BRFCeSPORTS.
Zaki will then contact you, and, following your trial, be in touch to inform you of whether you have been successful one shortly after. All successful players will need to register at the VPG website when accepted into the club.
The official eSports team of Berwick Rangers will then enter into the Virtual Pro Gaming Leagues, with matches played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with kick-off times generally between 8-9pm BST. It is hoped that weekend play will also take place in a Virtual Scottish League as VPG continue to attract new sides.
Virtual Pro Gaming was launched four years ago by its founder Arron Dellosa, who originally formed the league simply to allow for a league format in FIFA’s Pro Clubs game mode. Since, VPG have grown to host over 400,000 accounts, and have even hosted virtual Champions League tournaments, allowing them to reach large online audiences and headline on Sky Sports Austria.
The club is exited by the opportunity to be involved in eSports, and look forward to following the fortunes of our virtual side!
It’s also hoped that this launch may include coverage of BRFC eSports games via live streaming broadcasts – helping you get your Black & Gold fix whilst the first-team are out of action.