Mesut Ozil has launched his own esports team that focuses on the FIFA series by EA Sports and he will be looking for players from around the world.

In what is a rapidly growing industry, ‘Team Ozil’ will take part in both national and international tournaments after the Arsenal star was named a brand ambassador for the FIFA eWorld Cup back in June.

The FIFA eWorld Cup kicked off in London on 1 August and a new world champion will be named after the final four were decided on Friday.

Mosaad ‘Msdossary’ Aldossary, Kurt ‘kurt0411’ Fenech, Stefano ‘StefanoPinna’ Pinna and Marcus ‘Marcuzo’ Jorgensen all booked their place in the Grand Final that takes place today [Saturday] at the O2 Arena. The competition started with 32 competitors.

Players compete on Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation games consoles in the group stages of the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final, at the O2 in London on August 2, 2018. - The FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 will see 32 finalists battle it out for the main prize the title of FIFA eWorld Cup champion, and pocket USD 250,000 in prize money. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
Players compete on Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation games consoles in the group stages of the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final, at the O2 in London on August 2, 2018. – The FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 will see 32 finalists battle it out for the main prize the title of FIFA eWorld Cup champion, and pocket USD 250,000 in prize money. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Some players are affiliated with clubs, such as Manchester City’s Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin and Marvin ‘M4RV’ Hintz who is with Bayer Leverkusen but others are not.

Just like the World Cup, players are subject to anti-doping regulations, urine tests and the betting market is monitored for signs of ‘suspicious activity’. Addreall, the ADHD medication, is the drug mentioned most often.

The overall prize fund stands at $400,000 (£307,000).

A player (L) competes on in the group stages of the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final, at the O2 in London on August 2, 2018. - The FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 will see 32 finalists battle it out for the main prize the title of FIFA eWorld Cup champion, and pocket USD 250,000 in prize money. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
A player (L) competes on in the group stages of the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final, at the O2 in London on August 2, 2018. – The FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 will see 32 finalists battle it out for the main prize the title of FIFA eWorld Cup champion, and pocket USD 250,000 in prize money. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

The winner will win pick up $250,000 (£192,283). The beaten finalist will receive $50,000 (£38,456), beaten semi-finalists $20,000 (£15,382), beaten quarter-finalists $10,000 (£7,691) and those who failed to make it past the round of 16 $2,500 (£1,922).

To put that into perspective, winners of the League Cup receive £100,000 – almost half the amount the winner of this competition will receive.