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Mixwell Gives More Details on His Future Potentially Joining Former OpTic Teammates on Cloud9

Published: 29/Jun/2018 19:07 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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Former G2 player Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas has commented on the speculation that he could be joining up with his former OpTic Gaming teammates on Cloud9, saying he is available as a stand in.

Mixwell previously teamed with Will “RUSH” Weirzba and Tarik “tarik” Celic for over a year under OpTic Gaming, winning the ELEAGUE Season 2 together in 2016.

But after Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz left, the roster effectively fell apart, with RUSH and tarik leaving to join Cloud9 shortly after.

Despite being homesick, Mixwell remained with OpTic in the US for a time, before eventually returning home to Spain.

After deciding that the new roster, an all European mix featuring the likes of Emil “Magisk” Reif and Adam “friberg” Friberg, was not going to work out, Mixwell left OpTic after almost two years with the organization.

He has since played with French side G2 Esports, but the team had very limited success, leading to Mixwell’s departure as G2 decided on their plan B.

Mixwell has been effectively team-less in the interim, but was recently linked with a move to Cloud9, who are in search of a permanent fifth player.

There was no official word from Cloud9 or the players on the rumors, but Mixwell has now spoken on the potential of the reunion.

He also reaffirmed that if Cloud9 called upon him for a temporary spot on the team, he would step up, ‘if they need him’.

Cloud9 player RUSH previously stated that the team are set on finding a permanent addition to the roster, rather than just another stand in. He also mentioned that they had a number of players, both based in North America and outside, in mind.

However, although Mixwell is seemingly playing down the possibility of permanently joining C9, both he and the organization may be left with little choice considering the number of vital tournaments and qualifiers fast approaching in the rest of 2018.

Mixwell’s desire to stay in Europe rather than move back to North America sounds like it remains a major hurdle for him and any potential NA suitors to overcome.

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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

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CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.