24-year-old eSports star and Arsenal fan Tassal Rushan will represent Arsenal at the upcoming eSports Premier League tournament finals in London.
All 20 Premier League clubs will be represented at the final of the tournament that runs in the capital between 28 and 29 March and will feature 40 players in all (20 on Xbox, 20 on Playstation 4).
Rushan won the Arsenal playoffs back in February, granting him the right to represent his club in the finals at the end of this month.
“From a financial point of view, nothing was happening [at the start]. I just wanted to secure my name in the scene and I kept saying [eSports] is going to explode,” former Fifa eWorld Cup champion Tassal “Tas” Rushan told The National.
He wasn’t wrong. The eSports market is now played out in front of thousands of fans live in arenas with millions streaming online.