1. FC Köln and SK Gaming, two of Germany’s most decorated teams, will kick off a partnership in 2018. The cooperation is a natural fit and will see both sides benefit immensely. SK Gaming players will be able to take advantage of the same infrastructure the Bundesliga team provides for its players.
The deal will enable the CSGO roster to further professionalize the conditions for players, especially regarding practice, fitness, and nutrition.
The announcement was made public through a YouTube video on FC Cologne’s official account.
‘Working with the 1.FC Köln is very special for us. As a Cologne-based company, many of us here at SK Gaming are long-standing fans of the FC and for me, this partnership is just a win-win for everyone involved. We are able to learn from the decades of experience the club gained in traditional sports and in return we are excited to help the FC with our knowledge of 20 years in esports. I am sure this will be a fruitful coalition right from the start that will have each other’s fans curious for what’s next‘, says Alexander Müller, Managing Director at SK Gaming.
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FC Copenhagen’s signing came off a little late considering they were looking for a roster from quite sometime now.
It is also to note that there are speculations of SK Gaming’s current roster moving to Immortals later this year. Although it is clear that the partnership is between the two organizations and not the players, individually.
The signing marks yet another Football club to put their foot into esports era!