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Independiente gets esports sponsors ahead of e-Superliga launch

Argentine football club Independiente has confirmed two sponsors for its newly-created esports team.

Foreign trade consultancy Portas will be the team’s main shirt sponsor. Sporting goods company Puma will be the technical sponsor, as it is with the football club.

The esports team will not only play Fifa game tournaments, but will expand across a range of esports, including League of Legends and Fortnite, the club said.

In the short term, it will play in the ‘e-Superliga’ Fifa game competition, sponsored by energy drink Red Bull, which will be formally launched this week.

All top-flight Argentinean clubs will compete in the league with three affiliated players.

Boca Juniors, the losing finalists in last weekend’s Copa Libertadores cannot use its name in the league because it has a partnership deal with rival football game Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. It will appear in the competition as ‘Deportivo Buenos Aires’.