He is one of the most iconic and recognisable footballers to have ever lived, and now footballing legend Ronaldinho wants to make waves in the esports scene.
The former Brazilian icon has become a brand ambassador for controller manufacturer SCUF Gaming and has revealed his aspirations to create a successful esports team. He is currently in the process of scouting and picking some of the finest talent in Brazilian esports to create his own esports brand, which will be called ‘R10’. SCUF will be supporting Ronaldinho’s team by providing them with custom controllers to compete with.
Although it’s not been officially confirmed which esports titles R10 are recruiting in, it’s pretty safe to assume it will be in either FIFA, PES or both. Ronaldinho has previous experience in the PES esports scene, setting up the eLiga Sul, a global PES competition.
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) October 3, 2019
Ronaldinho is the latest in a long line of footballers, both current and retired, who have set up their own esports teams.
Christian Fuchs, a member of Leicester City’s Premier League-winning squad, set up his esports team, No Fuchs Given, in 2018.
Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno also have their own esports teams, as does former Netherlands international Ruud Gullit.