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Paris St. Germain Reportedly Signs Pair Of FIFA Esports Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 16

Paris St. Germain reportedly signed two FIFA esports players, "and has interest in acquiring EU LCS organization Vitality," according to Guilherme Arten-Meyer of SPLIT PUSH. According to the report, "nothing is yet confirmed regarding the...

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