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Sporting Lisbon signs FIFA player Quinzas and Lion Games announced

SBC News Sporting Lisbon signs FIFA player Quinzas and Lion Games announced

Sporting Lisbon has become the latest football club to jump on the recruiting a FIFA player bandwagon by signing Portuguese player Francisco ‘Quinzas’ Cruz. Quinzas has some pedigree having won the FIFA Interactive World Cup back in 2011. He became the youngest ever player to do so in the process. Now 21 years old, Quinzas has been involved in the scene since …

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Schalke adds to its esports roster with FIFA pros

SBC News Schalke adds to its esports roster with FIFA pros

Schalke 04 entered esports by way of League of Legends team Legends last month, and the latest news is that the club has signed three pro FIFA players.  The three players are former world champion Joshua ‘Krone’ Begehr, Austrian Mario Viska and Cihan Yasarlar, who was previously playing for SK Gaming. Begehr said of the news: “Being able to realise a project of …

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Isaiah ‘TriForce’ Johnson – Empire Arcadia – The industrial esports revolution

SBC News Isaiah 'TriForce' Johnson - Empire Arcadia - The industrial esports revolution

Isaiah ‘TriForce’ Johnson is a true esports enthusiast and former pro gamer based between his home of Jamaica and New York. He heads up an organisation called Empire Arcadia which runs teams across various esports including FIFA, Hearthstone, classic fighting games and more. We chatted to TriForce about the FIFA Interactive World Cup, the birth of ‘esports’ and its scene …

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Will Sepp show up? FIFA presidential race nears conclusion

SBC News Will Sepp show up? FIFA presidential race nears conclusion

Sepp Blatter may have been banned from football for eight years but William Hill isn’t too sure this’ll stop him from turning up at the FIFA congress this week. Sepp Blatter, who has endlessly protested his innocence in the ongoing corruption investigation which scandalized the football federation last year, continues to be in the news as he appeals his personal …

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VFL Wolfsburg adds to its esports team

SBC News VFL Wolfsburg adds to its esports team

VFL Wolfsburg has announced its latest signing, and it’s a 22 year old from Wolverhampton named David Bytheway. If you haven’t heard of him and can’t find him on FIFA it’s because he’s on the other end; Bytheway is a professional gamer. Wolfsburg became the first Bundesliga club to establish an esports division in 2015 and it quickly signed its first pro …

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Why integrity is a common interest for sport and gambling

SBC News Why integrity is a common interest for sport and gambling

Embed from Getty Images This week’s allegations surrounding instances of corruption in tennis, including during prestige tournaments such as Wimbledon, are damning if true but, says Scott Longley, they need to be placed in context. While it is clearly somewhat disingenuous to argue that offences that pre-date the introduction of the new code on corruption that came into force in …

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