Lyon makes esports move with Team LDLC tie-up

Thiago Mendes of Lyon in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

French Ligue 1 football club Olympique Lyonnais has reached an agreement with LDLC Event, which operates the Team LDLC esports outfit for Groupe LDLC, in a move designed to strengthen the team’s presence in the professional gaming scene.

Team LDLC is the defending champion of the League of Legends French league and has now joined forces with OL eSports. The teams will merge and be known as LDLC OL.

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