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AC Milan soccer player, Kjær, joins CS2

On Monday, April 15, Simon Kjaer, the captain of Denmark’s men’s national team and a professional soccer player for AC Milan, founded WOPA Esport, a CS2 squad. Five young Danes make up the lineup, which will make its debut in the regional online competition Dust2.dk Ligaen Season 26. Kjær’s investment is in line with the recent trend of well-known football players participating in esports. David Beckham (Guild Esports), Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi (KRÜ Esports), and Gerard Piqué (KOI) are the most prominent players on the list. However, because it hasn’t enlisted any well-known CS:GO gamers, WOPA appears to be more of a grassroots initiative. Additionally, other soccer players with Counter-Strike-focused esports organizations include the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Casemiro. Continue reading this article for the best information on esports predictions!

Professional football player Simon Kjaer is now a center-back for both AC Milan and the Danish national team. Before joining AC Milan in 2020, the 35-year-old played for other illustrious soccer clubs like VfL Wolfsburg, Roma, and Sevilla. He is also the captain of Denmark. Despite Kjær’s long career, he has only won one championship: the Italian league with AC Milan in the 2021–2022 season. Although Kjær did not receive many awards, he was twice recognized as Denmark’s greatest player (in 2009 and 2021) and was included in the esteemed Ballon d’Or list in 2021. Kjaer expressed his interest in playing Counter-Strike on WOPA Esport’s official X account, saying that he aspires to be able to “assist young girls and boys discover and nurture their passion.” WOPA Esport now only fields a full-male squad, but based on his comments, Kjær might eventually put up a women’s team as well. The goals of WOPA for esports are to focus on cultivating Danish talent, create a welcoming and nontoxic environment, and introduce a professional and healthy attitude.

AC Milan soccer player, Kjær, joins CS2
AC Milan soccer player, Kjær, joins CS2

With the exception of Christian “⁠Vster⁠” Vestergaard, who is playing in lieu of Anders “⁠Pellyy⁠” Bredahl Laursen, the team has most of the former CEPTER roster. The squad that WOPA brought on board has already had some measure of success at home, placing 2nd in the most recent round of the Danish regional competition, POWER Ligaen. The squad has gotten off to a great start in the current POWER Ligaen season, winning their opening two games back-to-back. There are currently no specifics regarding the organization’s plans to branch out into additional game titles. The organization’s core values, according to WOPA Esports, include cultivating Danish talent and fostering a positive, non-toxic community. At Dust2.dk Ligaen Season 26, which features a prize fund of over $11,500, this will be WOPA’s first match. Although the league isn’t as large as other CS:GO competitions, it will take place over two months, ending on June 19.

Martin Rosenbæk, the founder of the esports news website HLTV, has been made a co-owner and will join Kjaer. According to HLTV, 10% of WOPA is owned by Rosenbæk’s family business, Rosenbæk & Sønner, and 1% is owned by Rosenbæk directly. Additionally, Nicolai Orbe has been appointed Director of the organization.Keep an eye on all of our content as we’ll be covering all the action Counter Strike has to offer. Don’t forget to bet on your favorite teams at BetUS Sportsbook & Casino, as we have a plethora of CS2 odds for you to enjoy!

 

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