First mover in eSports - That's why FC Schalke 04 invests in eSport
With its outstanding commitment to Esport, FC Schalke 04 takes a courageous step ahead and occupies a leading position worldwide. As one of the first football clubs ever to recognise the unique opportunities that electronic sport offers, S04 began in May 2016 to integrate its own sports department into the structures of the football club. With its overall commitment, which unites classic sport and Esport, the traditional club underlines its role as innovation leader of the German Soccer League.
In May 2016, Tim Reichert became Head of Esports at FC Schalke 04, where he successfully assumed responsibility for setting up and integrating an e-sports department into the structures of the traditional football club. Since October 2017, Reichert has been responsible for the strategic orientation of FC Schalke 04 Esports as Chief Gaming Officer. His work with the squires was preceded by a degree in business informatics. Afterwards Reichert worked for a media agency. Together with his brothers, he founded one of the most successful and well-known Esport organisations in the world: SK Gaming.