Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo has invested into CNB, a Brazilian esports organisation.
Confirmed in a statement on his Facebook page, the 2002 FIFA World Cup winner has acquired 50% of the team together with poker player Andre Akkari.
Shortly before, CNB announced the news with a video on their own Facebook account.
Founders Cleber “Fuzi” Fonseca, Carlos “Furia” Junior and shareholder Igor Federal will retain the other half.
Currently represented on League of Legends and competing in the Brazilian League of Legends circuit, or CBLoL, CNB e-Sports Club started competitive life on Counter Strike 15 years ago.
Ronaldo’s post and translation as follows:
Time for a hobby, Blumers! Today begins the 1st stage of the Brazilian Championship League of Legends (cblol), and it is with great pride that I become partner CNB eSports Club ! Me and Andre Akkari will invest in the team and accompany this phenomenon are the esports internet, with more than 70 million viewers worldwide. To get an idea of the size of this market, in 2015, video games moved more than US $ 610 million in investments, sponsorships, recognitions and remuneration of the players. #Fenômenoblumer # blumer9