The Stone Movistar led by the Argentine tennis player will compete in League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Global Offensive, Free Fire, Valorant, Fortnite and FIFA 21.
Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman, number 9 in the ATP ranking, presented Stone Movistar on Friday, a new eSports team that he leads and that in 2021 will compete in League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Global Offensive, Free Fire, Valorant, Fortnite and FIFA 21.
The official launch of Stone Movistar took place through a live broadcast on the Twitch platform.
This new electronic sports team will have a “training and formation academy” at the Hacoaj Yacht Club, located in the province of Buenos Aires.
There they will “provide support in tactics and strategy, psychology, use of social networks and communication and teamwork skills”.
“Physical development, sports and healthy habits will also be encouraged. It will have a gym for training, a dining room focused on nutrition and healthy eating, space for talks and workshops and a Gaming Center equipped with the latest technology,” the press release adds.
Schwartzman, 28 years old and “team leader” said he is “very happy to lead such an important project.
“As a fan, I’m fulfilling a dream. I want to thank the group of professionals and companies that made all this possible,” said the tennis player.
“It is a project that we have been thinking about for a long time, I played since I was very young and as I traveled I became more involved. Many times I was bored in my hotel room lying in bed and well, what was I doing, playing a little bit,” said Schwartzman during the presentation.
He acknowledged that he “particularly” likes the FIFA soccer video game, but stressed that “there are many games going around” within eSports.
Stone Movistar aims to “connect the world of traditional sports and the world of eSports” to “change the way players train, compete and come together.
“Among its most important pillars are to promote the development of women gamers and an educational program focused on the industry and professionalization of the world of eSports,” the statement said.