AFC Ajax eSports

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Ajax eSports
Full name Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax eSports
Short name Ajax
Divisions FIFA
Founded 22 September 2016; 2 years ago (2016-09-22)
Owner AFC Ajax NV (EuronextAJAX)
Manager Edwin van der Sar
Parent group Ajax
Website ajax.nl/eSports/

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax eSports, commonly known as Ajax eSports, or simply Ajax (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːjɑks]), is a Dutch professional eSports club founded in 2016, and based in the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The club is the eSports department of Ajax.

History[edit]

On September 22nd, 2016, Ajax launched Ajax eSports. The club acquired Koen Weijland, five-time national champion of the Netherlands, and FIFA World Champion in 2010, 2011 and 2015. He was officially given the number 39 shirt, with his arrival being announced just weeks ahead of the 'FIFA 17 XPERIENCE' on the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. Ajax eSports also announced its participation to FIFA video gaming competitions.[1][2][3][4]

Roster[edit]

FIFA[edit]

ID Name Position Join date
Weijland Netherlands Koen Weijland Player September 22nd, 2016
DANI Netherlands Dani Hagebeuk Player February 1st, 2017
Vinken Netherlands Lev Vinken Player September 21st, 2017
Calabro United States Joey Calabro Player April 6th, 2018
AJAX Bob Netherlands Bob van Uden Player (on loan to Sagan Tosu Japan) April 11th, 2018

Management[edit]

Name Position
Edwin van der Sar Head of eSports

External links[edit]

Official websites

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajax versterkt eSports team met Amerikaanse wereldtopper". Ajax.nl. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Ajax Football Club Recruit FIFA Esports Player". Dexerto.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Wederom nieuwe partner voor Ajax eSports". 1337.games. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "AFC Ajax sign Dutch FIFA pro, enter eSports". GOSU Hearthstone. Retrieved 3 May 2018.