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Rebels Gaming, the esports organization of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, will compete in Spain’s top regional League of Legends league LVP Superliga next season.
According to a press release, Rebels Gaming’s proposal was the highest rated in the selection process. The organization will fill a vacancy left by G2 Arctic’s exit from the competition in September this year.
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Rebels Gaming will join other LVP teams Giants Gaming, Movistar Riders, UCAM Tokiers, Barça eSports, Fnatic TQ, Heretics, Finetwork KOI, BISONS ECLUB and Guasones.
Spanish footballer David de Gea launched Rebels Gaming in December 2021. The organization fields teams in VALORANT, League of Legends and fighting games – unlike other footballer-owned organizations that tend to target FIFA and other football games.
In October 2022, former Manchester United player Juan Mata and current de Gea team-mate Bruno Fernandes joined the company as shareholders, marking the pair’s first foray into the sport. Rebels Gaming also opened a new headquarters in Madrid in 2022 and secured a partnership with Razer.
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Rebels Gaming has had a successful year in both League of Legends and VALORANT. The organization currently competes in the top-flight VALORANT league in Spain. Rebels Gaming was eliminated in the playoffs of this competition this year.
David De Gea, Manchester United goalkeeper and President of Rebels Gaming said: “We are delighted to have Rebels Gaming join the League of Legends Superliga. It’s an important step in the club’s strategy. We were already in the biggest VALORANT regional league and being part of the League of Legends was a natural step for the club.”
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