November 4 – Serie A’s AC Milan has entered the esports with a strategic partnership with Italian organisation QLASH to form a new team that will be called AC Milanm QLASH.
The new team will compete in both EA Sports’ FIFA 21 competitions as well as individual and team combat game Brawl Stars.
QLASH already has players in both games and AC Milan QLASH will debut at the Brawl Stars World Finals later this month. Paris St Germain, who have expanded their esports activity beyond the football video game platforms, will also be at the Brawl Stars finals.
Football links to esports is not just confined to clubs. Brazil and Real Madrid midfielder Carlos Henrique Casemiro has launched an esports team called CaseEsports.
His team will play on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game platform and already has a number of players signed up who will be based in a gaming house in Madrid.
Casimiro has already lined up a number of sponsors for CaseEsports including gaming chair maker Drift, HyperX, Spanish glasses maker Hawkers, and BŮH.
The team will debut officially in the upcoming DreamHack Open qualifiers in December.
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