German broadcasting company SPORT1 has partnered up with Sportradar to showcase the newly launched eFootball.Pro League across a number of its media platforms.

The broadcaster has acquired platform-neutral rights to broadcast the fixtures, with live and highlight coverage of the current season in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

The platform will livestream the fixtures across SPORT1.de, in addition to on its YouTube channel and again on eSPORTS1.

Daniel von Busse, COO TV and Member of the Board of SPORT1 GmbH added: “Through this partnership with the eFootball.Pro League and the TAG Heuer Virtual Bundesliga, we now offer eSports fans the full spectrum of virtual soccer on eSPORTS1.

“With its format of regular season, playoffs and finals, the competition, which was the brainchild of Barcelona star Gerard Piqué, promises excitement from beginning to end. It will definitely also wow eSports fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”

The competition, which kicked off in December 2018, involves a number of European teams, including Schalke 04. Joining them are FC Barcelona, Celtic FC, AS Monaco, FC Nantes and Boavista FC.

Lutz Tigges, Senior Director Audiovisual Broadcast at Sportradar, who celebrated the new partnership, commented: “We are very pleased to work with SPORT1 in esports and support the successful growth and development of its fully dedicated esports channel.

“eFootball.Pro League is a fantastic fit for that strategy as it’s a new concept that delivers high quality, exciting matches.“

The competition involves a number of teams from across Europe, including Schalke 04. Joining them are FC Barcelona, Celtic FC, AS Monaco, FC Nantes and Boavista FC.