Russian sports society Spartak has announced that it will expand into esports with the signing of teams in CS:GO, League of Legends and Dota 2.
According to Championat.com, a press conference will be held on Wednesday at Otkrytiye Arena, a multi-purpose stadium in Moscow and the home of prestigious football team FC Spartak Moscow, to announce more details about the project.
Founded in 1935, Spartak is an international fitness and sports society involved in many sports, including basketball and ice hockey.
It currently has no ties to football club FC Spartak Moscow, who secured the services of FIFA player Sergei "KEFIR" Nikiforov in September 2016, just three months after the Russian government officially recognised competitive video gaming as a sport.
"We are happy to announce that a new sport will be entering the Spartak family," said Spartak president Anna Alyoshina.
"We are confident that cybersport men will adequately don the red and white colors of Spartak and honor its history and victorious traditions."
19.04.2017— Spartak Esports (@spartakesports) April 18, 2017
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