The sporting world has been taking note of esports for a while now. With NBA teams funding and owning pro teams and popular athletes getting involved more. Now Real Madrid player Gareth Bale has thrown his hat in the ring with Ellevens Esports.
Ellevens Esports will start off with a FIFA team that will compete in eClub World Cup later this month. The FIFA team consists of Pedro Resende, Ethan Higgins and Tyler Phillips. Bale also wants to expand Ellevens Esports into different titles including CS:GO, Rocket League and Fortnite. “I wanted to provide an opportunity for gamers that take esports seriously and to play for a professional organisation at the highest level” Bale mentions.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) February 3, 2020
Bale isn’t the only notable football player to invest in esports. Late last month Antoine Griezmann launched Grizi Esports Team. The two are on rivalling teams in Spain (Real Madrid and Barcelona), so it isn’t a surprise that Bale is looking to go into games that Griezmann is looking to enter. Could this be the birth of a healthy rivalry between two new organisations? Only time will tell.
Bale isn’t investing alone, however. The team is co-owned by 38 Entertainment Group. Who was founded by former football player Larry Cohen and entrepreneur Jonathan Kark. With solid financial backing, we would not be shocked if this is isn’t our only article on Elleven Esports.
If you are interested in joining their team, you can apply on their website.
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