Football league challenges new industries to join
The Pentasia All-in League is opening its doors to Fintech and esports companies, challenging these two industries to join Malta’s biggest non-professional football league for a fresh season that will kick off in September. The Early Bird discount runs until August 1st.
The Pentasia All-in League is a 5-
a-side football league for companies based in Malta. All matches are played at Luxol Sports Ground. Traditionally, the majority of the teams come from the gaming sector, but this year the organisers are hoping to see some entries from FinTech and esports as they are attracting a flooding tide of workers and entrepreneurs to the rocky island.
“Malta has been a hub for gaming for 10 years now, and the island’s status as the assembly point for FinTech and esports companies seems increasingly obvious. Our football league is open to anyone, there are zero restrictions in joining it, and it would be fantastic to see a few teams from FinTech and esports stepping up to our challenge.” said League Administrator and CEO of All-in Translations Roy Pedersen.
The Pentasia All-in League (previously Pentasia League and Pentasia Clubs League) has been played for 11 consecutive seasons. It starts in September and completes the season in May. Each team will play approximately 15 matches and can select their preferred time during weekday evenings or weekends. They all have access to a pitch for matches that last 1 hour and a referee is there to ensure a fair contest.
Sports director at GIG, Endre Nesset, said “It is my opinion that the league has witnessed big improvements. The referees did a great job in keeping all games from getting out of hand. The League Manager was very helpful with rescheduling requests, and it proved to be more interesting to follow the league this year as all results were updated more quickly. GIG is very thankful for this."
The biggest change we will see this year is that the league will be divided into divisions with yearly promotions and relegations. Plus, the cup will be played throughout the year instead of at the end, with random draws in each round.
The organisers are hoping to get 30 teams on board for the 18/19 season. The following teams had signed up by Wednesday at midnight, 10 hours after the registration opened: PPB United, Bethard, Wishmaker, ZP Services, SD Services and Videoslots.
Pentasia All-in League comes in the format of a one-day Cup as well, also known as the SiGMA Cup. This year, SiGMA Cup will be played on November 27th and will be followed by a stand-up comedy session at the Luxol clubhouse to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of All-in Translations.
Interested teams can confirm on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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