FC Dynamo Kyiv launches eFootball team
Ukraine's most decorated Premier League football club and reigning champion FC Dynamo Kyiv, announced its new eSports division last month, according to SportTechie.
This makes Dynamo the first Ukrainian sports team tackling eSports as it follows in the footsteps of other European clubs including Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Valencia CF and Schalke 04, SportTechie reported.
In addition to those clubs being credited as role models for Dynamo, the club stated in its press conference that another reason for creating this eSports team was to provide a place for local Ukrainian players to play instead of them having to play for foreign organizations due to the lack of local teams.
Last month, the club signed its first FIFA player, Vitaliy "Labotryas" Mukha who is the 2016 champion of Ukraine, the 2015 runner-up as well, and the winner of 12 out of 15 FIFA 16 tournaments in 2016.