After Rocket League and Hearthstone, the Barcelona team is hatching a plan to create a League of Legends team and compete in LVP SuperLiga.
A source from Spain’s news agency said that Barcelona has closed a plan to buy back S2V Esports’ slot and is likely to enter the League of Legends segment in the 2022 season. To buy back S2V Esports’ position in LVP SuperLiga (Spain’s top League of Legends), Barcelona has to compete strongly with Sevilla, another famous La Liga team.
In addition, the Camp Nou home team also defeated Case eSports (Esports team of midfielder Casemiro) in this deal. If the negotiation process goes smoothly, this will be the third Esports sport invested by Barcelona after the Rocket League and Hearthstone teams. Interestingly, Barcelona has a high chance of facing midfielder Gerard Pique.
Over the years, Barcelona has actively invested in Esports
The Barcelona player has just shaken hands with streamer Ibai Llanos to buy back Astralis SB’s seat for a fee of 300,000 euros. On December 15, the team of Gerard Pique and Ibai Llanos will officially launch the shirt, squad, and sponsor announcement. It will be an exciting confrontation between Gerard Pique and his host team in the 2022 LVP SuperLiga season.
Previously, the agency revealed that Barcelona had made a move to contact Tencent to buy a League of Legends team in China. However, due to the limited financial situation of the Catalunya team, the above deal has not been “activated.” At this time, Barcelona has not signed any players for the new League of Legends team. However, the agency confirmed the team had appointed a coach.
In Spain’s League of Legends arena, S2V Esports is not a highly regarded team. In LVP SuperLiga Summer 2021, S2V Esports only ranked 7th with a difference of 7-11, thereby ineligible to participate in the knockout round. Meanwhile, Gerard Pique’s Astralis SB is just the new team to win promotion in the 2022 season.