Mike Stubbs . Tournaments . Tuesday 8th November 2016 . 10:07
FC Schalke 04 will host the Schalke 04 Scouting Days 2016, aiming to discover talent for its League of Legends team.
The five day event will take place at the Gelsenkirchen's VELTINS Arena, with Shackle scouts watching players’ every move. The five best performers over the week will be sent to Warsaw, Poland, to compete in the GEFORCE CUP as the official Schalke 04 pre-season roster.
Schalke competed in the EU LCS last split, but were relegated after a poor performance. Instead of selling its slot in the Challenger Series, as many expected, the team has committed to staying in League and bringing in new talent.
Anyone can sign up for the event, although you must get that done before October 18th.
“By complementing the Scouting Days, we maintain our solid foundation of youth development,” said Tim Reichert, Head of Esport at Schalke 04. “Therefore, we use our experience and resources in the identical way to our traditional sports. Looking at the amount of important factors involved in successful, long-lasting teamwork; one of our top priorities has always been to not only reach out to professional players but also to the uncut diamonds in the scene.”