German Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 has announced the extension of its partnership with insurance company R+V Versicherung, which will expand the coverage of the team’s esports division.
As part of the deal, ‘R+V’ will adorn the front and centre of the jerseys of Schalke 04 Esports.
Alexander Jobst, Board Member at FC Schalke 04 commented the new partnership: “We have been working closely with R + V for many years.
“On this basis, we are building on our shared engagement in esports, sending a trend-setting sign for the future of esports at Schalke.”
FC Schalke 04’s esports division currently has teams for League of Legends, FIFA and PES. The club will compete as part of the Virtual Bundesliga tournament, which is comprised of 22 teams from the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.
The club also hope to participate in Riot Games’ European tournament, LEC. Previously known as the EU LCS, the LEC has rolled out a franchise model, which resulted in FC Schalke 04 being one of the ten teams chosen as a long-term partner.
In August last year, the club announced partnerships with both CORSAIR and smartphone brand Honor. Other partners of the team’s esports division have included AOK, BRAINEFFECT, Deutsche Glasfaser, effect energy, KONAMI, and Umbro.