Another professional footballer has jumped into esports – this time it’s Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea.
He is behind the Rebels Gaming Club, which will compete in League of Legends, Valorant and Rainbow Six Siege.
Rebels Gaming will also have its own gaming center in Madrid, which will be used as a training center and for other public events.
De Gea, who plays in the English Premier League and also for the Spanish national team, said in this announcement about the Rebels Gaming website (via Google Translate): “The digital age and technology have created a playing field on which new skills and dreams can be developed.
“We want Rebels Gaming to become one of the global clubs not only because of its level of competition, but also because of its commitment to talent and ability to inspire the youngest players to find new opportunities and make a positive impact on society to have .”
The website also says that de Gea’s love of video games “goes back years” and that Rainbow Six Siege is his favorite sports game.