Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro launches CaseEsports
The Brazil international has blended experience and youth in this team, which will try to take the Spanish scene by storm.
Real Madrid midfielder and Brazil international Casemiro has confirmed the creation of his own Counter-Strike team, called CaseEsports. The squad, headlined by former Tempo Storm duo Denis "dzt" Fischer and Paulo "land1n" Felipe, has been in Europe for several weeks now and will be based in the Spanish capital, where its gaming house and office are located.
Former INTZ and Imperial member Felipe "delboNi" Delboni is another familiar face in the lineup, which will be rounded out by two players who came through FURIA Academy: Yan "yepz" Pedretti and Vinicius "n1ssim" Pereira.
"This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy," said Casemiro, who is often seen playing CS:GO alongside Marcelo "coldzera" David, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Brazil teammates Neymar and Gabriel Jesus. "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."
According to the announcement, Case's short-term goals are to "quickly grow in the Spanish CS:GO scene and secure spots at important international tournaments". The team will be competing in the qualifiers for DreamHack Open December, a $100,000 tournament that was announced earlier this week.
Case feature the following lineup: