Italian football club Juventus has partnered with the Astralis Group and created a professional Pro Evolution Soccer team consisting of three professional PES players. The three Juventus players are Ettore Giannuzzi, Luca Tubelli and Renzo Lodeserto. Giannuzzi is the one who boasts the richest resume having already won two world titles, the first in 2011 and the second in 2018.
The newly formed team will take part in the eFootball.Pro competition organised by Konami. It is an exclusive competition that will challenge the gamers in 3vs3 matches, with 10 clubs participating in the tournament. Juventus will also participate in the competition organised by the Lega Serie A, called eSerie A TIM, the first reserved for the top Italian league teams.
“The entry into the world of eSports, favoured by the partnership with Konami not only gives us the opportunity to turn to a new and vast audience, but it is also a testimony of how Juventus is attentive to the evolution of the forms of entertainment and the interests of the public. The club has always been ready to accept new challenges and today we are pleased to undertake this adventure, proud of having once again given concrete application to our philosophy of: Live Ahead,” Giorgio Ricci, Chief Revenue Officer of Juventus said.