Sporting announces 48th official sport
Alvalde first Portuguese club to take part in electronic sports
Following the likes of Besiktas, Schalke 04, West Ham, Valencia Manchester City and Santos, Sporting CP is the latest (and first Portuguese) club to take part in eSports as an official club sport.
President Bruno de Carvalho was in the Artur Agostinho Auditorium for a press conference to unveil the club's plans, involving the creation of a department that will be headed up by Márcio Figueiredo and Pedro Silveira
Sporting has already made a big move into the sport, bringing in the FIFA 2011 world champion Francisco Cruz (known as Quinzas)
“This is a golden opportunity. I want to win", said Quinzas about the move.