Club América, one of the most successful and popular football clubs in Mexico, is getting ready to embrace the world of competitive video games.
Taking to social media over the weekend, it teased that an “important” announcement would soon arrive in relation to the “world of esports.” However, any news regarding the move is yet to arrive. There is also no indication of what game or games the club will be choosing for its debut. It, though, has ignited a spark of hope for talented individuals within the country who so far had to represent other countries in order to compete.
— Club América (@ClubAmerica) May 15, 2017
Club América looking to expand its brand to include the exciting world of esports is unsurprising. Over recent months, several profound football clubs from around the world have been doing the same.
In February, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was reported to be making plans to purchase his first League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. Within the same month, Zlatan Ibrahimovic invested in a Swedish esports platform. Gerard Piqué Bernabéu is also working on a major esports project, which is yet to see the light of day.
Club América was founded in 1916 and has secured twelve league titles in its lifetime. It competes in Liga MX, the top professional league in the country. On the international platform, Club América has ten FIFA club trophies. It plays its home games at the Estadio Azteca, the largest stadium in Mexico and Latin America and the third largest association football-specific stadium in the world.
Club América will be the first football club from Mexico to take the jump. Its upcoming announcement is likely to convince other local clubs or names to follow suit.