Eredivisie Launches Esports League

January 19, 2017

Dutch top flight the Eredivisie has become the latest major sports competition to launch an Esports league.

The E-Divisie will comprise teams from each of the 18 Eredivisie clubs, with the competition – to begin on February 6 – taking place on the FIFA 17 games.

The tournament is being created in association with the Eredivisie clubs, EA Sports and a Dutch production company. It is designed to increase fan engagement amongst younger supporters.

The tournament will be streamed on Twitch, Youtube, and Fox Sports.

The French FA recently launched their own esports league, e-Ligue 1, in October 2016.