Oxford United have teamed up with Virtual Pro Gaming to set up the club’s first ever Virtual Football Team.
VPG is the World’s leading Virtual Football website with teams competing in 11 v 11 pro clubs leagues.
Now for the first time ever Oxford fans will be able to take part in trials to be part of the official United team and compete in leagues and cup competitions against other virtual teams.
Chris Williams, Oxford United’s Communications Manager said:
“It’s a really exciting project for Oxford United to be involved in. Virtual sports are growing all the time and millions of people are involved. Teaming up with VPG, one of the biggest names in eSport, allows us to hold trials and have team selection for an online OUFC team.
“VPG have been trying it out already and are half way through their current season; the feedback in excellent and we look forward to featuring news and updates on our social media pages and on the official Youtube channel.”
Arron Dellosa, CEO of VPG said:
“The eSports Industry is growing massively, and we hope this will benefit Oxford massively as well, creating content for their social media accounts, and getting many fans involved.“
Over 30,000 people play VPG leagues from over 80 countries and the official Oxford United team will kick off on the 12th May, at 4pm UK time. This will be on Playstation 4 and there will be open trials sessionsallowing many Oxford United fans to trial throughout the day and evening.
Everyone is welcome. If you would like to be a part of the journey to come and trial for the official Oxford United eSports Team contact us on any of the below links:
Facebook - https://facebook.com/OUFCeSports
Twitter - https://twitter.com/OUFCeSports