Lausanne-Sport eSports will succeed and is already miles ahead – a commentary

Today FC Lausanne-Sport announced their official eSport team called Lausanne-eSport. Remo Blaser of SILENTGAMING wrote a commentary.

Of course FC Lausanne-Sport is not the first swiss Football club joining the electronic Battlefield. FC St. Gallen, just to name one, did so as well. The big difference is: They did not just open their own department and started investing in games and agencies.

Actually pushing eSport

FC Lausanne-Sport decided to joint ventures with one of the finest Swiss eSport organisation, namely Qualitas Helvetica. They’ve rebranded as Lausanne-eSport and are given financial tools and support to work with. I think this is a very good move for both sides. Not only do they have a kickstart in all current leagues and communities with a team full of known and respected people, they also no have a lot of knowledge and experience in eSSort business. By going down this path, they have a huge advantage compared to other clubs and they’re actively supporting and pushing the swiss scene by giving people, which already had a passion for

By going down this path, they have a huge advantage compared to other clubs and they’re actively supporting and pushing the swiss scene by giving people, which already had a passion for eSport, the right tools. I hope these people will use their tools for a good use.

On the other hand, I think it’s pity to see an organisation selling themselves and losing their name. I will certainly miss “Qualitas Helvetica” and I’m aware by the big competition we as SILENTGAMING now face. But I’d rather have a move like this, compared to a club just blindly investing money based on unreliable data by so called “eSport agencies”.

I guess a lot of people are yelling “SELLOUT” now. That’s business lads! It shows how far we’ve came and that others are finally starting to take us serious . This won’t be the last joint venture or buy by a bigger company or club in swiss eSport . To face reality: We, as a community, need the money to grow further and give managers, players, viewers and fans a base to expand and work on.

Supporting proper eSport titles

According to their announcement…

… Lausanne-eSport will be supporting teams in the biggest titles in Switzerland. I guess they’re taking over all current Qualitas Helvetica players and add a few more. Compared to other clubs, which only support second tier titles, Lausanne-eSport will support teams in League of Legends and Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Thus entering the big stage of esport in Switzerland. Congratulations for choosing the right games and doing a ballsy move, given that FPS Games in Switzerland still have a bad reputation.

It’s sad to see Qualitas Helvetica gone and I’m wondering how organisations with lower budgets will be able to compete against such clubs. But I’m happy to see a swiss football club doing the right move for their kickstart in eSport. Let me know what you think!

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Reto Canova

Moderator & Content Marketing

Reto rapporte passionnément et toujours de bonne humeur, en allemand et en français, sur les événements actuels de la scène de l’eSport suisse. Passionné de jeux de la première heure et même joueur de compétition, il s'entretient avec des personnalités de l’eSport sur des stratégies, analyse les actions en jeu ou se bat contre d'autres Tryhards en ligne. Ces derniers temps on le retrouve aussi souvant sur sa chaine Twitch.

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