Berlin based football club Hertha BSC is now one of many Bundesliga clubs who have officially entered esports, according to their German media release.
In another move that was orchestrated by the esports agency STARK eSports, the club has signed Matthias “Stylo” Hietsch as the head coach. Stylo has proven himself as one of the better German players by finishing the latest ESL Meisterschaft within the Top 4.
Instead of signing players from around the world however, the club wants to sign talents located within the region, by holding local tournaments and online-events.
These tournaments will commence in the early 2018, only players from Berlin, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg Western Pomerania) will be able to enter.
Only if you are from these regions, you will be able to enter the online-tournaments as well. Additionally, only players aged 12-18 will be eligible to enter.
Whether the players who qualify for the proper academy training will subsequently live on a dedicated campus, remains to be seen. We’ll update the report once more information emerges.