Paris Saint-Germain have been pioneers in the world of eSports by becoming the first big European professional to launch their professional eSports section back in 2016, and did so with big ambitions.

First of all on FIFA and then on other major titles in the market, the club made their way into one of the biggest in the eSports world scene.

Through multiple strategic partnerships with major teams, notably in Asia, the Club was able to gain notoriety and assert their position as a major part of the biggest licenses in the world such as FIFA, Dota 2, League of Legends, Brawl Stars or Rocket League.

 

FIFA

The Paris Saint-Germain eSports FIFA team is made up of 3 players: AF5, Maniika and Nkantee.

Since early 2019, Arsène, aka "AF5" is the Paris Saint-Germain eSports official streamer. His mission: to follow the club's FIFA players in the competitions they take part in and create exclusive content on their adventures and performances.

Arsènen "AF5" is a French streamer, FIFA player and specialist, with over 300 000 subscribers on his Youtube channel. He creates content around the game, FUT, packs, drafts and creates tutorials teaching all sorts of dribbling and skill moves. In 2018 AF5 was picked to represent France in the World Cup of youtubers. The competition put the biggest FIFA youtubers from all over the world against each other. That year the competition took place in Los Angeles, and it was AF5 who was crowned champion by beating famous Saudi representative and FIFA 15 world champion, Abdulaziz Alshehri.

Having already been with the club from 2017 to 2019 where he left a great impression, Maniika, star player in the FIFA scene rejoined the Rouge et Bleu colours in April 2021. An experienced player and rising star on gaming social media platform Twitch, he is also a great teacher, Maniika will take up multiple roles at the club. He will not only be a professional player, but also technical director with the Paris Saint-Germain eSports Academy.

Nkantee is a young 18 year old player and rising star in the French FIFA scene, and joined Paris Saint-Germain eSports in April 2021. He will take part in all official competitions with the club alongside Maniika.

In terms of competitions, Paris Saint-Germain eSports were on show in major tournaments, like DaXe's double ESWC victory in 2016 and 2017.

Other star players also represented the club at the highest level in the World. It was the case for Dane August « Agge » Rosenmeier, Brazilian Rafifa13, Qatari Ahmed « Aameghessib », and American Gordon « WNU Fiddle » Thornsberry.

 

League of Legends

In June 2020, Paris Saint-Germain announced their return to League of Legends, by linking up with Hong Kong club Talon eSports. Paris Saint-Germain and Talon eSports work together for a team named PSG Talon, who participate in the Pacific championship in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

In October 2020, after the Play-ins, the PSG Talon team qualified for the main phase of the Main Event of the League of Legends Worlds 2020.

Up against Rogue, JD Gaming and DAMWON Gaming in the Group B of the Main Event, PSG Talon ended in 3rd place of the Group in the League of Legends Worlds 2020 to conclude their incredible journey!

 

Dota 2

Since April 2018, Paris Saint-Germain eSports are in partnership with LGD gaming, a famous Chinese organization on DOTA 2.

The team was then renamed PSG LGD, and aims to develop the club on the Asian market. Paris Saint-Germain is once more a pioneer by being the first big European club to invest in the Dota 2 scene in China

On 6 May 2018 the PSG LGD team won their first international championship in the Major Epicenter XL in Russia. Two weeks later they won their second Major in a row in Changsha, China to qualify for the 2018 edition of The International, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world of eSports. In August as one of the favourites for the tournament put in an incredible performance finishing in second at The International 2018 after a very tight grand final against OG (2-3)

In August 2019 PSG LGD finished third at The International in Shanghai.

At the end of December 2019 and the beginning of January 2020, PSG LGD played their first season in the China Dota2 Professional League and managed to finish first in the tournament phase with seven wins and two defeats.

 

Brawl Stars

Paris Saint-Germain are present on Supercell mobile game Brawl Stars since February 2019. A first line up composed of French players Murat « SunBentley » Can, Maxime « TwistiTwik » Alic, Anthony « Tony M » Cagny and manager Théodore "Trapa" Bayoux represented the club in official competitions.

On January 9, 2020, PSG announced the departure of its French Brawl team by mutual agreement. In March, the club decided to trust a new team, this time Asian and based in Singapore, composed of Singaporeans Nicholas "CoupdeAce" Wilson Ng, Kogure "Relyh" Yo, Charleston "Scythe" Yeo (as a substitute) and Japanese Jordon "Jordon" Koh Yuen Sheng.
Cette nouvelle line-up participe à sa première compétition sous les couleurs parisiennes lors de la première finale mensuelle du Championnat Brawl Stars 2020.

This new line-up participates in its first competition under the Parisian colors during the first monthly final of the Brawl Stars 2020 Championship.

The tournament was supposed to be held in March in Katowice, Poland, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was played online in November 2020. The competition ended with a 3-0 victory in the final against the INTZ team, allowing Paris Saint-Germain to become World Champions of Brawl Stars 2020.