VP announced Wednesday the soccer match between the two Counter-Strike teams will take place at RheinEnergieStadion, the home stadium of FC Köln in Cologne, Germany. Tickets go on sale Friday for the July 10 match, though no price was mentioned on the website.
Virtus.pro will be represented on the field by Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski, Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas, Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski, Filip “NEO” Kubski, and Jakub “Kuben” Gurczyński (coach) from its CS:GO team, while Alexey “Solo” Berezin from Dota 2 and Ivan “Paranoia” Tipukhov from League of Legends will also play.
SK Gaming will field Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Marcelo “coldzera” David, Epitácio “TACO” de Melo, and João “felps” Vasconcellos from its CS:GO roster, the organization’s managing director, Alexander Müller, and video producer Valeri Kirov.
The official website for the match is counting down until the time of the event, with members of both teams displayed on the front page. The idea for the match started with some playful tweets back and forth between members of both teams, and it will take place a day after both teams compete in ESL One Cologne. It seems like a bit of a stretch to charge fans to watch two esports teams play soccer, but the organizers are going to give it a go anyway.
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