Malta Football Association
Malta FA, team up to boost esports initiatives
Apr 16, 2019
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The Malta Football Association is teaming up with to create new opportunities and areas of collaboration in esports – the fast-growing world of competitive and organised video gaming.

The partnership between the Malta FA and will be launched on the first day of the upcoming Football Symposium with eFootball being one of key topics to be discussed during this innovative event.


“In line with the theme of the first Football Symposium, ‘Opportunities in the Digital World’, we will be focusing on the exciting world of esports, in our case eFootball,” Dr Matthew Paris, the Malta FA Vice-President who is overseeing the organisation of the Football Symposium, said.


“Our partnership with represents an important step to maximise esports opportunities in our country where football-related video games are immensely popular.


“We are also confident that our co-operation with will help to further consolidate the connection with Maltese football enthusiasts.”


Kersten James Chircop, the Managing Director and founder of, said: “These are exciting times for the local esports industry. We are pleased to see that gaming is being more accepted and appreciated in Malta.


“We’re delighted to be partnering up with the Malta FA as this gives our industry more credibility in the eyes of the general public as well as opening new doors to local players.” is a Maltese esports events company founded in 2012 by a team of local gamers.


In the build-up to the Football Symposium, two prominent Maltese FIFA 19 players will face each other in an exhibition match on Thursday, May 23 at the Trophies Lounge on Level 2 of the Millennium Stand (National Stadium).


The final session of the Football Symposium on May 24 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre will be dedicated entirely to eFootball with the participation of a number of local and international experts in this field as well as prominent gamers.


The line-up of keynote speakers and experts for Football Symposium include renowned Sky Italia football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio and Noel Mooney, Head of National Associations Business Development at UEFA.


Tickets for the Football Symposium can be purchased online by visiting


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