AC Milan's captain Alessio Romagnoli launches a FIFA esports Team
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AC Milan F.C. captain, Alessio Romagnoli has announced the creation of his own esports team which will compete in FIFA 20.
AR13, Team Romagnoli has already signed three Italian FIFA 20 pros. Two of them will compete in EA Sports’ FIFA 20 Global Series while the third signing will act as coach. The team is being sponsored and managed by Italian talent management and consultancy firm, Pro2Be Esports.
Romagnoli said in a release:
"I am a huge fan of video games and FIFA in particular. Last year I became interested in esports by following the most competitive international pro players, and so I got fascinated by the great tournaments that took place around the world. I understood that the traditional and virtual football speak the same language."
"That’s why I decided to create my own team, which has my name on it. The goals are to compete at the highest levels of this virtual world and to entertain the fans," he added.
The FIFA 20 Global Series features a prize pool of over $3 million. The season begins on November 8 with a live FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cup event. The season will come to an end in July 2020 with the conclusion of the FIFA eWorld Cup.