Spartak Sports Society expands into esports with Spartak Esports



On April 19th (Local Time), Spartak Sports Society, Russia's first international fitness and sports society, will now join the ever-growing esports scene with Spartak Esports. The team is expected to have Counter Strike: Global Offensive, DotA2 and League of Legends rosters.

Anna Aleshina, the head of Spartak Sports Society, announced the team's formation in a press conference that took place in Otkrytiye Arena: "We are pleased to announce that a new sport will join the close-knit family of Spartak, and we are confident that professional gamers will continue to honor the history and tradition of Spartacus."

Only the CS:GO team's roster has been confirmed, as the Russian amateur team Rush3D have signed up to represent Spartak. However, Team Empire, one of the oldest Moscow-based esports team, is closely following Spartak - even going as far as having the ownership of Spartak Esports website, suggesting that the remaining rosters could be closely linked with Team Empire.

Spartak Moscow have previously signed a FIFA player, Sergei "KEFIR" Nikiforov. However, along with Beşiktaş J.K. and Fenerbahçe S.K. forming an esports club in Turkey, formation of Spartak Esports is a definite sign of traditional sports organizations being more committed to esports than ever before.

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