Real Madrid and Brazil star Casemiro has become the latest soccer player to enter the world of Esports, with the 28-year-old helped to launch CaseEsports, who will compete in the CS:GO scene. The new Esports organization has already signed a complete roster, made up entirely of Brazilian talent.
The newly launched CaseEsports CS:GO team will feature Paulo “land1n” Felipe, Denis “dzt” Fisher, Felipe Delboni, Yan “yepz” Pedretti and Vinicius “n1ssim” Pereira. Meanwhile, it has also been announced that the team will in fact be based in Madrid, where Casemiro plays professionally.
Where Will CaseEsports Be Based?
A gaming house will home the team in Madrid, with those involved hoping to ensure that the team becomes a leading force in the Spanish CS:GO scene. The team could well make their first outing at the DreamHack Open, which is scheduled to take place in December.
CaseEsports have clearly been working hard behind the scenes too, with a host of sponsorship deals having been announced too. The likes of Peripherals company HyperX and BUH are among those listed on the CaseEsports website, along with popular Spanish glasses brand Hawkers and well-known gaming chair developers Drift.
What Casemiro Had to Say Upon the CaseEsports Launch
Speaking upon the launch of CaseEsports, Casemiro stated that: “This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy. I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”
Casemiro joins an ever-growing list of soccer players venturing into the Esports scene, with former England star David Beckham having invested heavily in Guild Esports of late, while Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Casemiro’s former teammate Gareth Bale also being involved. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Dion Waiters have recently invested in Centric Gaming.
Such deals have come with a variety of success levels, with Beckham’s Guild Esports’ move into Valorant this month having brought about many questions. However, Casemiro is slightly different in the fact that his team will compete in CS:GO, with most other soccer players being involved in FIFA or PES.