QPR'S eSports partnership with Virtual Pro Gaming (VPG) was born in 2017 as part of a digital strategy focused on fan engagement and delivering exciting content.
VPG manage the club's official eSports team on the FIFA platform, allowing fans to represent the R's virtually.
QPR were the first professional club to enter a team on VPG's 11v11 offering and, since then, many pro teams have followed suit.
VPG's aim is to increase our presence in the world of eSports, be it winning competitions or, most importantly, creating a safe environment for gaming.
The partnership has also entailed hosting ad-hoc fan tournaments, with great prizes on offer. These events will become more regular for the 2022/23 season.
Who are VPG?
Virtual Pro Gaming is an eSports company registered in Delaware, United States. In 2016, VPG was formed to build a passionate community that solely focuses on 11v11 eSports.
VPG started this journey as they believe virtual football in the 11v11 format is the future of eSports. They boast 450,000+ registered users from across the world, who share the same enjoyment and goals they do. VPG work with 100+ official football clubs who believe in their mission to turn pro clubs into a global phenomenon.
VPG run active 11v11 pro clubs leagues and tournaments in over 75+ nations across the world. They help set up the structure for each country and contribute towards promotion and growth. VPG follow the same football structure but virtually.
What is 11v11 Pro Clubs?
Pro Clubs is a mode on the FIFA franchise, where you can start by creating a virtual character known as a virtual pro. You can fully customise yourself by gender, height, weight, appearance, position, style.
After you have created your virtual pro, you can play in the following modes:
- Create your own team and play with friends in online leagues, where you rise from division 10 to one
- Play Online Friendlies by searching for other clubs' names
- Play a Drop-In, where you play with random players
- Play a cup game with your friends in your club
As soon as you set up your virtual pro, you start as a low-rated professional - the more games you play, you have the opportunity unlock points. With those points, you can improve your attributes and grow which ones you want to. You have full control of your virtual pro's growth.
Pro Clubs brings great enjoyment and is a sociable mode. You can play with up to 11 real human players, on the same pitch, at the same time. This helps many people, from all around the world, create friendships for life and helps develop many skills along the way, such as:
- Team building
- Willingness to learn
Not only do you just play for enjoyment, you learn many new skills on the journey.
Get involved with VPG & eSports
If you want to get involved in 11v11 as a player, you must first join VPG's 'discord' server for your own region, then choose a position and start looking for a team to trial with.
If you want to get involved in 11v11 and create your own team, join the discord server, choose a role and then write in the waiting list area.
If you want to join a league in a specific country or region, or set up your own tournaments/leagues, you can contact VPG via email - [email protected].
Europe Discord Server: https://discord.gg/8gCHFXFnK3
America Discord Server: https://discord.gg/9aB3KYscSm
Germany Discord Server: https://discord.gg/nMjWwCv8QT
Italy Discord Server: https://discord.gg/RHJhx72UNF
France Discord Server: https://discord.gg/mBUkqyHwYw
Spain Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VV2wjZhQBc
Remember to stay tuned to club channels for QPR eSports competitions throughout the year!