The mayor of Kazan and President of local football club “Rubin” Ilsur Metshin at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Russian football Union (RFU) told about his attitude to eSports and launched an initiative to attract the public to the stadiums.
On the Executive Committee of Kazan raised the question that eSports, in particular cyberpatrol not remain outside the attention of the RFU. He drew attention to the fact that the Sony PlayStation in real-time is about 370 million people and another 100 million play each other.
The official also lamented that the beautiful 45-seat stadium in Kazan was able to fill in the eyeballs only once – at the game against Liverpool in the Europa League. Therefore, your task as the mayor and President of the club he sees in the communion of the audience of eSports to football real.
“I think you can make a suggestion that before interesting matches of the Premier League to warm up the audience with a game of cyberterrorists. To organize a “fight” of the virtual game. It is clear that real football no one will ever sub, but we’re talking about attracting a new audience to the stadiums. This is an important moment,” said Metshin “the Soviet sports”.
The mayor added that after the speech the members of the Executive Committee of the RFU commissioned him to next meeting “to report this issue more widely”.