Rotherham United eSports team will begin their Virtual Pro Gaming eSports English partnered league tomorrow (Wednesday 18th November) with both the men and women’s teams looking for glory.
Fellow EFL clubs including Queens Park Rangers, Leyton Orient and Charlton Athletic will be joining the Millers on the virtual football pitch, as they look to build on a respectable top six finish last time around.
The men begin their campaign at 8:30pm against Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday 18th November and Project Leader and Co-Founder Rob Hawden insists the team are looking to reach the next level, under the guidance of new manager Gary James.
"With new manager Gary James at the helm, we are looking to take our team to the next level," he told www.themillers.co.uk.
"In the closed season, we identified Gary as a potential new signing, we spoke with him after his success with Bradford City eSports, taking them to the title last time out and after a telephone conversation, and we knew he was the right manager to help take us to the top."
Elsewhere, Rotherham United eSports are delighted to announce the formation of their new Women’s eSports team, who will also compete for glory in the competition, as they take on Wigan Athletic on Wednesday 18th November, also kicking-off at 8:30pm.
Rotherham United Head of Community Jamie Noble said:
"When we set out to build our eSports programme, we never knew just how big it would grow. We now have teams at many levels, with well over 150 participants and teams of men and women. We even have a team in North America under the RUFC eSports Brand.
"This, coupled with their involvement with The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and the newly branded Rotherham United Sports College, shows what great waves we are making in the eSports sector."
You can follow the progress of our eSports Twitch channel, to do so click HERE.
Rotherham United would like to wish both our men and women’s teams the best of luck in their campaigns.