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Bayern boss: I'm against esports

By Bulinews Team

Bayern München president Uli Hoeness says he doesn't think the Bavarian club should invest in esports.

Uli Hoeness.
Uli Hoeness.

More and more professional football clubs expand into esports, and according to Bayern München president Uli Hoeness there are also aspirations to do so at the Bavarian club.

However, Hoeness says he is fighting against the idea as he admits he doesn't regard esports as real sport.

"Young people should do sports at the training ground. There are also aspirations at Bayern (to invest in esports), but I'm against it. However, I stand relatively alone," Hoeness said according to various German media outlets and added:

"I see a big problem coming our way. It should in no way become an olympic discipline."

Some months ago, Bayern München's plans of investing €5 million in the esports industry were in an advanced stage, but Hoeness vetoed the initiative according to Bild.

VfL Wolfsburg, Schalke 04 and VfB Stuttgart are some of the German clubs that have established esport teams.

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