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Bundesliga Side Schalke To Present LoL Squad Prior To German Cup Match Against Cologne

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 15 / 17

Bundesliga side Schalke "wants its traditional fans to embrace" the team's League of Legends squad as well, "and, for that reason, will present the players in front of Schalke’s audience in the Veltins Arena," according to Angelos Anastasopoulos of THE ESPORTS OBSERVER. The presentation w...

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