It has long been said that Schalke needs money after being downgraded, and the e-sports department will be affected. After club officials confirmed that they were negotiating to sell the famous LEC league seats, it is now clear.
Managing Director of Schalke 04 Esports, Tim Reichert confirmed on esportobserver.com on Sunday that it is in talks to sell the location. However, he emphasized that there is no final decision yet, and more news about the organization should appear within two weeks.
Sasha Marx, Schalke’s media contact, also has no doubts. -We have always said that selling some of our e-sports business can be a way of generating revenue. When such sales occur, we will notify the public.
German BILD is already speculating on the amount that buyers must pay. German journalist Max Backhous mentioned 30 million euros, which is not only impressive in the e-sports circle. What will happen to the team currently playing for Schalke is not yet known. Will the players automatically transfer to the new slot machine owner’s team or stay in Schalke 04 to participate in different games? In addition, this change must be approved by game developer Riot Games. The deal also means that the new organization is unlikely to participate in the upcoming LEC season starting this Saturday.
Of course, the rumors of LEC selling seats should be closely related to the events of the club sports section. The first news that this might happen came in February, and it was related to the debt disclosed by the club. Now Gelsenkirchen has withdrawn from the Bundesliga and will play backstage next year, which means that the club’s cash is reduced. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club’s cash is still vacant. However, it seems certain that Europe A new investor will appear in the front row of the League of Legends and enter the LEC.