Modern Football Is Rubbish: Heracles Almelo Become First Club In World To Create ‘Youth Academy’ For Their E-Sports Team

Chris Wright

17th, July 2017

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Heracles Almelo have become the first football club in the world to open a ‘youth academy’ for their own in-house eSports team.

Yes, you read that correctly and that is why you’re now involuntarily weeping.

Not only do Heracles have an eSports team, but they now have an eSports academy with which they plan to gather, nurture and cultivate young eSports proteges of the future.

The Dutch team unveiled the six inaugural inductees into their ‘eJuegd’ academy –  Gunnar Nieuwenhuis (aged 16), Rik Weits (18), Melih Bingöl (19), Finn Mulder (13), Tim Slaghekke (16) and Sjors at Tije (18), who will all be trained by senior Heracles ePlayer, Bryan Hessing.

Once graduated to the full team, they will compete in competitive FIFA Xbox tournaments in the club’s name.

Speaking to Heracles’ official website, chief commercial director Rob Toussaint said:

The eJeugd […] will make sure we produce trained and qualified ePlayers in-house.

These players will represent Heracles at the highest level.

Erm… ‘highest’ level?

What does it matter, we’re all doomed anyway.

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  1. Knuckles says:

    Correct Chris, we’re all doomed and all things end up changing.

    So perhaps the best way is to accept that entrepeneurial institutions will try to profit from huge potential future markets, and get on with enjoying football in its current form for as long as it lasts…

  2. Knuckles says:

    Correct Chris, we’re all doomed and all things end up changing.

    So, perhaps the best way forward would be to accept that entrepreneurial institutions will attempt to profit from huge future markets and instead enjoy football in its current form for as long as its around…

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