One of the largest football clubs in Russia, Spartak Moscow, have made their move in esports with rosters in CS:GO, Dota 2 and League of Legends.
The club already has a FIFA player (Sergei “KEFIR” Nikiforov) on its books but this is a far broader and more exciting move. In a move akin to Fnatic and AS Roma, Rush3D will represent the club in CS:GO. This is a somewhat surprising move as Rush 3D are not particularly established nor well known.
When it comes to the MOBAs, Spartak appear to be going for experience. As first reported by Dot Esports, Team Empire, an organisation based in Moscow which has been in existence since 2004, seems to be the one which will be acquired.