Real Madrid Footballer Casemiro Launches Esports Team CaseEsports

Real Madrid midfielder and Brazil international Casemiro has confirmed the creation of his own Counter-Strike team, called CaseEsports.

The 28 year old, who has won 2 La Liga titles and 4 champions league titles for Real Madrid, is set to be a pivotal member of the Los Blancos, and now looks to expand his horizons to esports.

The roster, which is an all Brazilian CS:GO lineup, includes Furia academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni from Imperial gaming and Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, who have represented Tempo Storm in the past.

Athletes and celebrities getting into esports is not something new – with David Beckham having launched Guild Esports, Drake investing in 100 Thieves and Michael Jordan investing in the parent company of Team Liquid.

According to the announcement, Case’s short-term goals are to “quickly grow in the Spanish CS:GO scene and secure spots at important international tournaments”. The team will be competing in the qualifiers for DreamHack Open December, a USD 100,000 tournament that was announced earlier this week.

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