By: Harry Sherlock Aug 3, 2018 Goal
Mesut Ozil is set to launch a FIFA 19 eSports team.
The world’s most popular football game launches its newest iteration on September 28, and it will be available on Xbox, PlayStation and PC, as well as Nintendo Switch and on mobile.
Writing on Twitter, the Arsenal midfielder said: “How cheeky is that: I’m teaming up with @eSports_Rep to form my own @EASPORTSFIFA team.
“In the upcoming weeks we’ll look out for players around the world who will represent #teamozil in all major national and international EA FIFA competitions.”
ESports has grown exponentially over the past decade, with FIFA at the front of the curve, continually putting on tournaments with cash prizes for the best players in the world.
Ozil was announced as the brand ambassador for the FIFA eWorld Cup in June.
“I have followed the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series throughout the year and I am really impressed by the performances of the Grand Finalists so far. I am excited to be part of their journey and look forward to welcoming them inLondon.
“I know that playing at a FIFA World Cup and representing your country is a highlight for all athletes and something truly unforgettable.”
The eWorld Cup continues in London.
Of course, FIFA 19 marks the most ambitious title yet, with the Champions League and the Europa League included in the game for the first time, as well as an overhaul of shooting mechanics.
It remains to be seen if Ozil’s team members will be able to lift the big-eared trophy on the game!