European esports organisation Astralis has bought its Spanish academy workforce Astralis Stormbringers to sports activities and leisure firm Kosmos.
As a part of the acquisition, Twitch streamer Ibai Llanos has teamed up with the corporate and will probably be a co-owner of the workforce. Furthermore, skilled footballer and Kosmos President Gerard Piqué has been named as a co-owner.
Gerard Piqué (left) and Ibai Llanos (proper). Photograph Credit score: Gerard Piqué
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Based on Dot Esports, Astralis Stormbringers’s place within the LVP Superliga has been bought for €300,000 (~£257,819). Related league rights have additionally been included within the buy.
Ibai and Piqué’s League of Legends workforce will compete within the league from the 2022 season onwards.
Jordi Soler, CEO of LVP, commented: “The arrival of Ibai and Piqué to the Superliga is a vital step for the expansion of this sector. At LVP, we’re satisfied that they are going to contribute all their data and fervour to make a good greater Tremendous League and to consolidate the league as an indeniable benchmark at a European stage.”
The announcement comes shortly after Astralis Stormbringers obtained its spot in Superliga earlier in August.
An Astralis spokesperson commented: “We thank all people at Astralis Stormbringers for his or her efforts and laborious work to safe the spot within the Superliga and we welcome Kosmos to the wonderful world of esports.”
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On the similar time, Astralis has secured a spot within the Nordic League of Legends Championship (NLC), the place the organisation’s Danish academy workforce will compete towards groups from the Nordics, UK and Eire. The competitors is scheduled to begin in January 2022.
Earlier this week, Astralis Group has launched its H1 2021 monetary report, reporting a lack of £1.5m and almost doubling its income.
Esports Insider says: This transfer is critical inside the European Regional Leagues. Gerard Piqué made his transfer in esports in 2017, when he based soccer.professional. Nevertheless now, along with Llanos, it appears like he will probably be actively collaborating within the progress of Spanish League of Legends. If executed accurately, the organisation might observe an analogous trajectory of French organisation Karmine Corp. Furthermore, the deal additionally sees Astralis transfer to the Nordic area, which is sensible given the organisation’s origins.