United Clark partnered with BrenPro Inc to become the first local football club to enter the budding esports scene, Monday afternoon.
BrenPro Inc is the company managing both Bren Esports — the reigning Mobile Legends world champion and previous MPL Philippines champion — and two-time MPL Philippines champion Sunsparks.
“The global growth of esports has been tremendous, and we are fortunate that the Philippines’ esports scene is growing rapidly, which paves a great path for us to take on this venture,” said Eric Gottschalk, CEO at United Clark Football Club.
“Currently, there is an estimated 45-million games just in the Philippines, with some of the key titles having over 10-million followers and games participating in organized competitions. We are very serious about expanding our horizons to a younger demographic. And we set out to replicate the sporting success of our football division, with our esports division to adhere to the same mission and values that the club has already established,” he continued.
“We are further excited to bring professional gaming with us as part of our LGU partnership with Clark City and the Pampanga and Tarlac region — a sport that has seen tremendous growth, support, and interest by the local communities.”
This initiative, according to UCFC, is a testament to the organization’s commitment to becoming the best of the best whether it be on the football field or a professional gaming environment. United Clark, which will be called UCFC Esports, also forged a partnership with Clark City and both the Pampanga and Tarlac region.
UCFC Esports will focus on four gaming titles, namely Valorant, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and FIFA 2021.
The organization’s football club is currently competing at the 2021 AFC Champions League in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.