Gareth Bale, the Wales and Real Madrid footballer, has launched his own Esports organisation called Ellevens Esports. Currently his team consists of FIFA players from Brazil and Wales, who will be taking part in the upcoming FIFA eClub world cup which is being hosted in Milan this week.
The eClub World Cup has a prize pool of $100,000 with performers also earning Global Series Ranking Points that will count towards FIFA's biggest Esports event; the eWorld Cup. Bale will be looking for his players to perform well here and make a bit of a name of Ellevens Esports in the competitive gaming world. Bale is also looking for more players to recruit for his organisation across a variety of games including CS:GO, Rocket League and Fortnite.
Ellevens Esports was created by Bale, in Partnership with Larry Cohen (also a former footballer), and 38 Entertainment Group), due to Bale's passion for gaming. He states that "there are similarities between football and Esports in that it takes real dedication and sacrifice to reach the top of your game". Bale was once one of the best players in the world and still represents Real Madrid, one of the best teams in the world. I can imagine how hard it worked to reach that level and expect he'll require the same levels of commitment from his Esports players.