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Premier League starts new esports tournament



Sky’s Ian King speaks to chief executive of Gfinity Garry Cook, a well-known figure in football governance, about the new era of esports.

The announcement of a new tournament allows fans of all twenty Premier League clubs to compete to represent their team on Fifa 19.

It will then climax in a final at Gfinity Arena in London next year.

Mr Cook told Sky News that there are 2.2 billion people in the gaming community and the new tournament can reach new audiences.

Some Premier League clubs such as West Ham and Manchester City already have an esports team along with European giants PSG.

Richard Masters, Premier League managing director, called EA Sports a “fantastic partner” for the company.

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