The Parma Esports project, one of the first in Italy in the footballing world, started up in June 2017, immediately after promotion to Serie A, that crowned off Parma Calcio 1913’s historic run from the semi-professional ranks to the top tier. Our Esports team, supported from the start by the young and dynamic organisation Esports Academy, kicked off its activity with an event at stadio Tardini organised to award the first-ever winning gamer of the competition.

In the 22/23 season, the Crociati will be involved in two of the biggest events dedicated to the virtual football world: FIFA 23 and eFootball. For the videogame produced by Electronic Arts, representing Parma Esports will be Riccardo “Dastardly27” Nordio, awarded as MVP of 2021 eSerie A, and Thomas “ttwNemesis” Farinato, selected for the 2022 eSerie A. Alongside them will be Coach David “Villa8789” Ridolfi. Instead, for the eFootball event, Patrizio “IronPatt” Poliandri, second in the 2021 eSerie A playing the game produced by Konami, and Francesco “Arcariuus” Morganti have been selected.

Up to now, Parma Esports have participated in various tournaments, both in singles and doubles matches, in Italy and Europe, competing against some of the top teams in the business, like Brondby (World Club champions). In December 2018, our team, along with Sampdoria, was the only Italian Club to have received an invitation from FIFA to take part in an international board, organised by football’s world governing body, about the present and future of Esports football around thr globe.