Gareth Bale Now Has His Own Esports Team | Kotaku UK
By Alistair Jones on at
Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale has founded his own esports organisation.In a press release, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton winger announced the launch of Ellevens Esports.
The new organisation is set to begin by competing in Fifa , and has signed a team that will compete in the game’s eWorld Cup later this month.In future, Ellevens is looking to expand into the football-adjacent Rocket League scene, as well as the non-football-adjacent CS:GO and Fortnite.
In a statement, Bale said that “there are similarities between football and esports in that it takes real dedication and sacrifice to reach the top of your game.” He also said that he’s keen to be involved in discovering new talent in the esports scene.
Bale is far from the first sports star to invest in esports.In America, a number of NFL and NBA players have contributed to a collection of organisations, and last year, Leicester City fullback Christian Fuchs developed his own Fifa team.
As the game continues to grow, increasing numbers of traditional teams and signed esports competitors, with leagues and competitions like the eChampions League starting up all over Europe.
Image credit: Ellevens Esports .