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Schalke adds to its esports roster with FIFA pros

Schalke 04 entered esports by way of League of Legends team Legends last month, and the latest news is that the club has signed three pro FIFA players.  The three players are former world champion Joshua ‘Krone’ Begehr, Austrian Mario Viska and Cihan Yasarlar, who was previously playing for SK Gaming. Begehr said of the news: “Being able to realise a project of …

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Isaiah ‘TriForce’ Johnson – Empire Arcadia – The industrial esports revolution

Isaiah ‘TriForce’ Johnson is a true esports enthusiast and former pro gamer based between his home of Jamaica and New York. He heads up an organisation called Empire Arcadia which runs teams across various esports including FIFA, Hearthstone, classic fighting games and more. We chatted to TriForce about the FIFA Interactive World Cup, the birth of ‘esports’ and its scene …

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Will Sepp show up? FIFA presidential race nears conclusion

Sepp Blatter may have been banned from football for eight years but William Hill isn’t too sure this’ll stop him from turning up at the FIFA congress this week. Sepp Blatter, who has endlessly protested his innocence in the ongoing corruption investigation which scandalized the football federation last year, continues to be in the news as he appeals his personal …

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VFL Wolfsburg adds to its esports team

VFL Wolfsburg has announced its latest signing, and it’s a 22 year old from Wolverhampton named David Bytheway. If you haven’t heard of him and can’t find him on FIFA it’s because he’s on the other end; Bytheway is a professional gamer. Wolfsburg became the first Bundesliga club to establish an esports division in 2015 and it quickly signed its first pro …

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Why integrity is a common interest for sport and gambling

Embed from Getty Images This week’s allegations surrounding instances of corruption in tennis, including during prestige tournaments such as Wimbledon, are damning if true but, says Scott Longley, they need to be placed in context. While it is clearly somewhat disingenuous to argue that offences that pre-date the introduction of the new code on corruption that came into force in …

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Platini and Blatter banned by FIFA ethics committee

Fifa’s ethics committee has banned both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for a period of eight years from ‘all football-related activity.’  The bans, which commence immediately, are in response to a payment made by Blatter to Platini in 2011. The amount was a reported two million swiss francs (£1.3m), and is also the subject of a criminal investigation by Swiss …

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Eight candidates submit for FIFA presidency

A frantic last day ended with eight candidates submitting applications to become the outgoing Sepp Blatter’s replacement at Fifa, including the Uefa General Secretary, Gianni Infantino. Confusingly, Michel Platini, the current President of Uefa, has submitted his own application despite an ongoing a 90 day ban concerning an investigation into a disputed payment of £1.3m in 2011. Despite the ban …

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