Argentina’s San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer club has announced their entry for the 2021 season into the professional League of Legends. The sports club, also known as one of the “big five” in Argentina soccer, will now officially take part in the official Master Flow League of Riot Games.
This is a monumental step in bridging the gap between sports and esports, especially after the Deportivo Cali Colombian soccer team also announced earlier this week their entry into the LVP Colombia League.
In South America, various regions host amateur clubs that allow teams to compete for their way into the major league of Latin America, the LLA. Peru’s Claro Guardians League is akin to Argentina’s Master Flow League, Colombia’s Golden League, and Chile’s Entel Honor League.
The leagues then announce their representatives for the Promotion and Relegation Tournament after finalizing matches in their respective competitions. This is the final decision on which teams will take part in the LLA.
Argentina’s soccer club to enter pro League
The esports division of the San Lorenzo de Almagro club, CASLA Esports, recently announced their involvement in the 2021 Master Flow League.
The sports organization stated that it is more than just joining for the prize money to enter into the competitive scene. They are planning to attract fans of football, but also all lovers of good games and good competition.
The Argentine team’s eyes are set on victory, especially as they’re going to take a spot in the LLA against other Argentinian teams. Norberto Mañas, President of the discipline, said, “We are proud to be part of the industry’s growth in the region and to have this opportunity for the LVP to show what a professional soccer club can contribute to the world of esports.”
In addition, Deportivo Cali, the Colombian soccer team, is now the eighth team to join LVP Colombia for the year 2021. They will join Zeu5 Bogota, the only other Colombian team that has been announced for the Golden League so far.