Spanish esports team ASUS ROG Army will join the Gfinity Elite Series for the upcoming season.
ASUS ROG Army will be one of 10 teams competing in Season 4 of the Elite Series, which kicks off in October 2018. They will be the first Spanish team in the league, which features a majority of UK-based organizations.
ASUS ROG Army’s newly-created FIFA team is headlined by Fernando ‘Ferperry’ Martinez, a veteran who qualified for the eWorld Cup playoffs. The team has been dominant domestically, winning both the Moche XL Esports Lisboa PS tournament and LVP Division De Honor Season 11.
ASUS ROG esports director Ruben Ripoll said:
“We are extremely excited to join the Gfinity Elite Series. The tournament has already proved itself to be one of the best in the world and we look forward to taking part and ultimately coming out on top. Our fanbase is growing massively so we thought it was about time we showcased our unique style on the global stage.”
Bryan Healy, Chief Strategy Officer at Gfinity, added:
“Esports is growing massively in Spain and Spanish speaking countries so we are excited that ASUS ROG is joining our ranks. The team has signed some top players and they will be a force to be reckoned with from week one.”
The Elite Series is a multi-game competition, with Season 3 seeing 10 organizations battle across FIFA 18, Rocket League, and Street Fighter. The teams combine pro players with rookies drafted in the Elite Draft.
As Gfinity has confirmed that the Elite Series will remain a 10-team competition, ASUS ROG Army will presumably be replacing one of the Season 3 organizations, although Gfinity did not state which team would be departing.