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Footballer Jesse Lingard’s organisation Jlingz Esports sign two-year partnership with The Chiefs Esports Club: ‘Together we’ll be able to create and offer something previously not seen which we can all be proud of’

The esports organisation of British Manchester United footballer Jesse Lingard – Jlingz Esports – have partnered with Australia and New Zealand esports organisation The Chiefs Esports Club.

The two-year-deal will be focused on ‘global growth and expansion of both brands, shared knowledge and collaborative efforts across some partners, and the development of an international esports academy pathway for aspiring esports talent’.

Initially, the two orgs will focus on partner collaborations. They currently share a mutual competitive title in Rainbow Six Siege.

Currently, The Chiefs are the back-to-back-to-back 3x title holders of the Oceanic National Championship and recently came first in the APAC Pro League: South Division playoffs, while Jlingz esports compete in the Rainbow 6 Siege UK Ireland Nationals Second Division, which yesterday was confirmed again for 2022.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs are currently competing against the top 16 teams in the world in the Six Sweden Major from November 8th to 14th.

Related article: Rainbow Six Siege Sweden Major: UK coach GiG to stand in for player at last minute

More details regarding the Esports Academy will be revealed in the coming months. Both parties are aspiring to develop competitive pathways for players, but also educational pathways for staff, recognising the lack of international opportunities currently available for other areas of esports management.

Jesse Lingard said: “I’m hugely excited for this partnership. Everyone knows I want to compete at the highest level in everything I’m involved in, and The Chiefs are perineal winners in the esports space so joining forces was an amazing opportunity.

“We’re both dedicated to the development of our teams on the international scene which will allow us to connect to global audiences and fans which for me is really exciting.

“We’re also committing to the development and creation of opportunities for young aspiring esports athletes at the grassroots level, so together we’ll be able to create and offer something previously not seen which we can all be proud of. It’s a really exciting time for both our organisations and I cannot wait to get started.”

“I’m hugely excited for this partnership. Everyone knows I want to compete at the highest level in everything I’m involved in, and The Chiefs are perineal winners in the esports space so joining forces was an amazing opportunity.”

Jesse Lingard, Jlingz Esports

“This partnership will open global opportunities for both clubs that will enable us to authentically connect with international fans,” added Nick Bobir, CEO of The Chiefs.

“We are very excited to combine the expertise from esports and elite traditional sports. For us this is a step towards bridging the gap between the two regions, and creating more opportunities for teams, players, and brands.”

Jesse Lingard’s esports team Jlingz Esports were formed a few months ago.


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