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.
Initially starting with a CSGO lineup, the team will aim to compete in the Dreamhack Masters Winter, which starts from November 3. The roster, which is an all Brazilian 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. Casemiro, who is himself a huge CSGO fan, told HLTV “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.”
Having already secured multiple sponsors, including gaming peripherals brand HyperX, the team aims to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”
As more and more athletes get into Esports, it will be interesting to see how the scene pans out, with a lot of correlations between the real and electronic sporting worlds.