More and more footballers and former players are joining the list of athletes who decide to bet on the world of esports. Some also prefer to make sports content and share their private lives. The Argentines Kün Aguero and Diego Schwartzman, the Mexicans Raúl Jiménez, Tecatito Corona and Miguel Layún, are some of the names committed to the region.

LATAM, February 28 – Esports have become a global phenomenon in recent years, thanks to the professionalization of the sports ecosystem and the commitment of the teams to incorporate the best players. Streaming platforms and organizations have contributed to consolidating this world of competition and entertainment, allowing teams from all over the world to participate in video game leagues such as League of Legends and VALORANT.

Due to the growing popularity of esports, many footballers and other prominent athletes have decided to create their own teams. They stand out among them KRÜ Esports of Kun Aguero, Challenge Esports of Raúl Jiménez and Jesús Manuel ‘Tecatito’ Corona, 19esports by Miguel Layún and Stone Movistar Esports of the Argentine tennis player diego schwartzman. The latter team even has a gaming academy made up of esports professionals who help improve VALORANT’s tactics and grow in the medium.

He Kun Aguero He has close to 5 million followers on Twitch, and today he is the athlete with the highest audience worldwide. He decided to venture into the creation of KRÜ esports and inaugurated the “Klüb”, the central offices located in Buenos Aires, in turn he presented his team of VALORANT, managing to be one of the most recognized squads globally. This year and for the VTC 2023the organization opted for a Pan-American team receiving players from different parts of LATAM.

«With KRÜ we made history in VALORANT, we are very happy with what we achieved and that motivates us to go for more. This is our third year as a club and we are working hard to be side by side against the best teams in the world. We continue with the same aspiration to continue growing, soon there will be many news for our community”, commented on it Kun.

What was once a pandemic dream for Mexican soccer players Raúl Jiménez and “Tecatito” Corona now it’s a reality Challenge Esports, his own esports team. The organization has a Gaming House in Puebla, which has been chosen as its headquarters. They have already announced their first VALORANT roster to participate in the Closed Qualifier in 2023, which will be the main focus of their first semester.

In alliance with the Fox Sports journalist, Rodolfo Landeros, the footballer Miguel Layun announced its foray into the market with 19esports, inspired by the number that he wore all his life on his bib throughout his career. It is worth mentioning that Layún has his YouTube channel where he has been seen having some meetings with colleagues who are also video game lovers.

The involvement and commitment in VALORANT of all these prominent figures from the world of sports and entertainment have undoubtedly helped boost the popularity and acceptance of esports, especially in LATAM.


About Riot Games

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games around the world. In 2009, Riot released its first title, League of Legends, to global acclaim. LoL has become the world’s most popular PC game and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. LoL is entering its second decade and Riot continues to evolve the game. At the same time, it offers new experiences for players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Riot Forge and various titles in development. Also, Riot is expanding the world of Runeterra through various multimedia projects such as music, comics, board games, and the Emmy-winning animated series Arcane.

Riot, founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has more than 3,000 Rioters in more than 20 offices around the world.

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