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PSG Esports
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Full nameParis Saint-Germain Esports
DivisionsDota 2
FIFA
Rocket League
League of Legends
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Founded20 October 2016; 2 years ago (2016-10-20)
OwnerOryx Qatar Sports Investments
Managing directorYassine Jaada
PartnersPMU eSports
Asus
PSG.LGD
Parent groupParis Saint-Germain F.C.
Websitepsg-esports.com
Departments of
Paris Saint-Germain
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League (Men's)

PSG Esports is a French professional esports organization founded in 2016. The club is the esports department of the Paris-based football club Paris Saint-Germain F.C..[1]

PSG Esports have active teams in FIFA,[1] Rocket League,[2] Dota 2,[3] and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.[4] In April 2018, the club created its own Dota 2 team in partnership with the Chinese esports organization LGD Gaming, rebranding themselves as PSG.LGD.[5] Formerly, the club also had a League of Legends team.[1][6]

History[edit]

FIFA[edit]

PSG Esports entered FIFA with Danish prodigy and twice FIFA eWorld Cup champion (2014, 2016) August "Agge" Rosenmeier. The club also launched its policy of young talented players with the signing of highly skilled rookie Lucas "DaXe" Cuillerier, considered a rising star of FIFA and one of the best player in the world.[1]

Shortly after, on 31 October 2016, "DaXe" became FIFA 17 World Champion at the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) that took place during the Paris Games Week in Paris, bringing at the same time the first trophy for PSG Esports.[7] In November 2016, "Agge" won two more trophies for PSG Esports after claiming the Legia eSports Cup, a tournament featuring 10 FIFA players from professional football clubs, as well as the DreamHack Winter 2016.[8][9] "DaXe" claimed its second title with PSG Esports in April 2017 after winning the FIFA 17 tournament during the Gamers Assembly in Poitiers.[10]

Rafael "Rafifa13" Fortes and Ahmed "Aameghessib" Al-Meghessib joined PSG's FIFA team in 2017.[11][12] The duo went on to represent PSG at the 2017 FIFA eWorld Cup in London.[13] After the World Cup, Johann "ManiiKa" Simon and Gordon "Fiddle" Thornsberry also arrived to the team.[14][15]

In turn, PSG released "Agge" from his contract in September 2017, after one year at the club. With two title wins in Warsaw at the Legia eSports Cup and Sweden at DreamHack Winter, the young Danish prodigy's spell at PSG Esports began with much promise. Unfortunately, after this bright start "Agge" failed to find the form and consistency which made him a world champion in 2014.[16]

In November 2017, "DaXe" retained its crown by becoming FIFA 18 World Champion at the ESWC during the Paris Games Week.[17] In April 2018, FIFA 17 world champion Corentin "RocKy" Chevrey joined PSG's FIFA roster.[18] In May 2018, "Fiddle" won the Gfinity FIFA 18 US Spring Cup Xbox.[19]

League of Legends[edit]

In December 2016, PSG Esports revealed its League of Legends' roster for the 2017 European League of Legends Challenger Series. The team consisted of Etienne "Steve" Michels as Toplaner,[20] Sung-Min "Blanc" Jin as Midlaner,[21] Thomas "Kirei" Yuen as Jungler,[22] Hampus "Sprattel" Abrahamsson as Support,[23] and WooHyung "Pilot" Na as AD Carry.[24] In February 2017, Hadrien "Hadrien" Forestier joined as coach before the start of the tournament,[25] while Matti "WhiteKnight" Sormunen arrived to the squad as Substitute Toplaner later that same month.[26]

Despite a rough start, PSG's League of Legends team made it to the European Challenger Series playoffs, where they will face Fnatic Academy in a best of 5 to reach the European League Championship Series promotion tournament. PSG had only one point until the fourth week, but managed to win the next two series thanks in part to the arrival of "WhiteKnight".[27] However, the LCS promotion tournament's spot slipped through their fingers after losing against Fnatic Academy.[28]

After a disappointing Spring Split, PSG announced the departures of "Pilot",[29] "Sprattel",[30] "Steve",[31] and "WhiteKnight" from its League of Legends team.[32] Meanwhile, Tomáš "Nardeus" Maršálek and Felix "Noxiak" Lewis arrived to the team for the Summer Split as AD Carry and Support, respectively.[33]

In October 2017, however, PSG Esports chose to suspend its activities on League of Legends until further notice after concluding that "the revenue sharing model offered by game publisher Riot Games is very far from compensating the costs of a structure with European ambitions, partly because of the strong inflation of pro-gamers salaries, in our mind unjustified regarding the audience numbers evolution of the last months."[6]

Rocket League[edit]

On 22 September 2017, PSG Esports announced its participation in the Rocket League Championship Series after picking up the previous Frontline roster, including Victor "Ferra" Francal, Dan "Bluey" Bluett, and Thibault "Chausette" Grzesiak.[2] The 3 Franco-British players dominated the Rocket League Championship Series Season 4 and qualified to the World Championship in October.[34] They were also crowned ESLCN champions at Paris Games Week, before finishing fifth in the World Championship, just off the podium.[35]

The Rocket League team continued to be successful in 2018 by claiming the DreamHack Open in Leipzig.[36] In August 2018, the team signed Danish player Emil "Fruity" Moselund.[37]

Dota 2[edit]

On 19 April 2018, PSG Esports announced it would be signing the roster of the Chinese Dota 2 team LGD Gaming, rebranding themselves as PSG.LGD.[5] The roster currently consists of Chinese players Wang "Ame" Chunyu, Lu "Maybe" Yao, Yang "Chalice" Shenyi, Xu "Fy" Linsen, and Malaysian Jian Wei "xNova" Yap.[3] In May 2018, PSG.LGD won its first major trophy on Dota 2 after being crowned Epicenter XL Major champions in Moscow.[38] A few days later, PSG.LGD also claimed the MDL Changsha Major in Changsha and qualified for The International 2018.[39]

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

On 9 February 2019, PSG Esports announced its cooperation to Indonesian Esports team, Rex Regum Qeon and rebranding it as PSG.RRQ. The reason of the cooperation is due to their success in MPL (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League) season 2. The rosters are five Indonesian players Muhammad 'Lemon' Ikhsan, Diky 'Tuturu', Calvien 'InstincT', William 'Liam' Setiawan, Try 'AyamJAGO' Widyanto Sukardi, and one Taiwanese player, Chen 'James' Jui Teng.[4][40]

Rosters[edit]

FIFA[edit]

As of 23 April 2018.[41]
ID Name Position
"DaXe" France Lucas Cuillerier Player
"Rafifa13" Brazil Rafael Fortes Player
"Aameghessib" Qatar Ahmed Al-Meghessib Player
"RocKy" France Corentin Chevrey Player
"ManiiKa" France Johann Simon Player
"Fiddle" United States Gordon Thornsberry Player

Rocket League[edit]

As of 2 August 2018.[42]
ID Name Position
"Ferra" France Victor Francal Player
"Chausette" France Thibault Grzesiak Player
"Fruity" Denmark Emil Moselund Player
"Bluey" England Dan Bluett Player (Substitute)


References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "ROCKET LEAGUE : PSG ESPORTS COMES INTO PLAY !". PSG Esports. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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  5. ^ a b "LGD GAMING : A PARTNER OF CHOICE FOR PSG ESPORTS". PSG Esports. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b "WE ARE WITHDRAWING FROM LEAGUE OF LEGENDS FOR NOW". PSG Esports. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  7. ^ "ESWC FIFA 17 : DAXE WORLD CHAMPION". PSG Esports. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  8. ^ "LEGIA ESPORTS CUP : AGGE'S VICTORY". PSG Esports. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  9. ^ "AGGE : ROAD TO FUT CHAMPIONS REGIONALS". PSG Esports. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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  11. ^ "RAFAEL FORTES : NEW CHALLENGER FOR THE FIFA TEAM !". PSG Esports. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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  13. ^ "FIWC GRAND FINAL : DREAM BIGGER". PSG Esports. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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  27. ^ "EUROPEAN CHALLENGER SERIES : THE RELIEF". PSG Esports. 19 March 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  28. ^ "EUCS SPRING SPLIT : RETROSPECTIVE". PSG Esports. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  29. ^ "FAREWELL PILOT !". PSG Esports. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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  31. ^ "AU REVOIR STEVE !". PSG Esports. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  32. ^ "SEE YOU ON THE RIFT WHITEKNIGHT". PSG Esports. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  33. ^ "A NEW BOTLANE FOR THE SUMMER SPLIT". PSG Esports. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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  36. ^ "THE ROCKET LEAGUE TEAM CROWNED IN LEIPZIG". PSG Esports. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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  39. ^ "BACK-TO-BACK AND QUALIFICATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FOR PSG.LGD". PSG Esports. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
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