February 12 – InterMilan have become the latest club to set up its own esports team, signing two players in a collaboration with QLASH.
‘Crazy fat gamer’ Campagnani, one of the leading eSports football gamers in the world, and Luigi ‘Kirito Yuuki OO Loffredo, one of Italy’s hottest esports prospects, will lead the Nerazzurri.
The Inter eSports team will focus on football games, including eSerie A TIM, which will see the two pro players joined by two amateur players who will qualify via an online process organised by Lega Serie A.
The team will not just compete in the major competitions but will also engage with Inter fans and gamers via a series of other activities and challenges.
QLASH creates and supports community gaming and eSports initiatives as well as offering a training base and support for gamers a facility that has accommodation, a gym and dedicated gaming areas. Its teams have won a number of global gaming titles.
“The move into the world of esports is an important step in Inter’s brand development, “ said FC Internazionale Milano Corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello. “The creation of an esports team is indicative of the constant work our club does to maintain a competitive presence across the board, with a particular focus on the interests of new generations. The eSports phenomenon is growing all the time, with 1.2 million fans in Italy alone.”
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