PSG signs Danish FIFA world champ

Elite gamer August ’Agge’ Rosenmeier part of French club’s eSports ambitions

Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria are just some of the superstars lacing their boots up for the French footballing giants Paris Saint-Germain. And now you can add August ‘Agge’ Rosenmeier to that roster.

The 20-year-old elite gamer and former FIFA world champion from Denmark has signed on to represent PSG’s eSports team as part of the club’s gaming ambitions.

“Thanks for all of your messages and the warm welcome to Paris. It is amazing to be a part of @PSGeSports! #IciCestParis #ParisestM,” Rosenmeier wrote on Twitter.

READ MORE: Danish football club turns to e-sport to strengthen profile

Handy on the pitch
Rosenmeier’s signing means he will be able to represent PSG in the Electronic Sports World Conventions’ prestigious FIFA tournament in Paris at the end of the month.

Aside from being an elite FIFA gamer, Rosenmeier also has some skills on the real football pitch. But considering he plays for fourth-tier Danish side B1908, it’s probably a little unrealistic to hope that those skills will translate into a game with Di Maria and PSG in the near future.

Angels of football: Rosenmeier with Di maria
Angels of football: Rosenmeier with Di maria

It’s not the first time that a Danish FIFA player has signed for a professional football team. Last month, Lasse Bækkelund signed a contract to represent Danish club OB Odense in all eSport competitions he partakes in.

Hansen milestone
In other sports news, Vancouver Canucks’ Danish ice hockey star Jannik Hansen reached a milestone yesterday when he scored his 100th NHL goal in a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Hansen, now 30, has played his entire NHL career with the Canucks, amassing 223 points in over 540 games since making his debut in 2007.

He still has a way to go to be the top Danish points scorer of all time though. Almost a year ago today, Detroit Red Wing’s Frans Nielsen got his 300th career NHL point and is now up to 352 points in 610 games.

Check out Hansen’s historic moment here.




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