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.