Valencia CF Enters Esports Through Hearthstone
Esports is a scene that has seen rapid expansion this year through different kinds of investments and companies alike. Specifically, large football teams have been announcing their journey into the realm of Esports, the latest of which is six time La Liga champion Valencia CF. Today, June 7th marks the announcement day of the teams, among them are a Hearthstone, FIFA and Rocket League team. The announcement, which can be found here and here sees Valencia CF’s Marketing Director Peter Draper stating that “this is a very interesting project and a challenge for Valencia CF to enter a sports sector with such a marked growth. It puts Valencia CF in the vanguard of the sector that is causing most interest throughout Europe.” Most interesting to note is the phrasing of Esports as a sport from a traditional sports organization, a gesture which many hope will shine a brighter light on Esports as a whole so as it give it more credibility on a broader scale.
The project manager of Valencia CF, Sergio Benet, also added “for us it is a challenge and a big responsibility to defend the Valencia CF colours in the virtual gaming competitions. We will do our best to be up to the task and one of the best teams in Esport.” If one thing is for certain, the Valencia CF management is dedicated to ensuring that their team reaches success. Among the names announced for the team are Evagelion, TheFallen, NaRa and Josemi. These are players that have been at the higher echelons of the scene for a few years, Evangelion placing top 8 at Dreamhack Valencia 2014 and TheFallen who placed top 8 at Dreamhack Valencia 2015. One thing is for certain, Valencia CF has a team of passionate players looking to strive to be the best, making their expansion into Esports particularly interesting. Everyone will be looking to see if this team can put up the results to match the team’s storied history.
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