Exeed and Cagliari arm in arm towards eSerie A. Cagliari Calcio had already existed in the world of esports for at least three years, having been one of the first in the Italian Serie A to launch into the world of competitive video games, but now that the games are are serious needed a further step. And here is the partnership with the Exeed team, one of the liveliest companies in esports in Italy, already a partner of Calcio Como, and active with a roster of top players on the major export titles. The role of Adidas, technical partner of Cagliari Calcio and Exeed and decisive in promoting collaboration.
Among the objectives is the TIM eSerie, first of all. The Club will in fact take part in the newly created competition dedicated to the top football league, in the last season blocked by Covid-19. The lively yellow of the third jersey, for the occasion, will be defended by the pro players Daniele “Dagnolf” Tealdi is Francesco “Obrun” Tagliafierro on FIFA, Giuseppe “Spagnols88” Spagnolello is Alessio “Alexiov” Scarlatta on PES. Side by side in other competitions by the top-52 on FIFA20, Xbox platform, Matteo “RiberaRibell” Ribera.
A big news, however, is the arrival of the Club on extra football titles: Cagliari Football | Exeed will battle the best European teams on the hugely popular Fortnite, with the star Andrea “Ragezfn” Titone and the creator Manuel “Return” Grassi, and Rocket League, with the trio Dreams-Mikes-Re Ultras.
There are many sections provided on the social profiles dedicated to Cagliari Calcio eSports, with pro players and fans who will alternate as absolute protagonists of live and non-live formats. On Twitch, first of all, here are show matches, gameplay and talk shows that will fill a weekly calendar devoted to pure entertainment. As the invitationals of FIFA and PES, designed to recreate challenges with the top Italian and European teams, or the format “Become a Pro”, a virtual show to find the best amateur talents on Fortnite. Without forgetting many other columns with strong vintage shades, dedicated to nostalgic fans of the genre.
“From the first moment we have thought in perspective, aiming to grow with each step faced in recent years – explains the social media manager of the Sardinian team Simone Ariu – The partnership with Exeed goes in this direction and today we are very proud to be able to develop it with such a young and structured actor. The link with virtual sports is increasingly strategic for football clubs, we are happy to have believed in unsuspecting times, also aiming to increase our community around the world. We always try to explore new avenues, this time focusing on titles like Fortnite and Rocket League and creating constant appointments with gamers on social eSports channels: a stimulating challenge in line with our digital and internationalization strategies, as well as with the most recent trends. “.
The numbers, moreover, prove the esports business right: every day in Italy over 460,000 people between the ages of 16 and 40 follow export events, more than 1.4 million do it at least once a week. And great satisfaction also from Federico Brambilla, CEO and co-founder of Exeed: “One of our missions is to bring real sport closer to virtual one and the collaboration with a historical and future-oriented club like Cagliari Calcio will certainly be key for the growth of the entire eSports movement. Pro players are now comparable to professional footballers, both in terms of popularity, both in terms of training and competitive spirit: we are proud to be able to make our best talents available to Cagliari Calcio and help them in this ambitious project. This agreement is the best way to inaugurate 2021 with enthusiasm and optimism “.