UEFA is taking proposals from eSports companies to run an eSports tournament alongside the 2020 Euros.
Applicants are being asked to propose the format and rules of the competition so details are not yet available. It is understood that UEFA is expecting a number of online rounds with at least one being played at a physical location.
We've been writing a lot about eSports lately and this is a great example of a traditional sport looking to claim a piece of the market share in respect of the virtual version of their traditional sport.
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Uefa has put out a proposals tender for esports organisers to create, develop and operate an officially sanctioned event to run alongside its traditional soccer tournament in 2020.