Spanish squad Play2Win picked up by YouPorn
The Spain-based DotA2 squad Play2Win has signed a contract with adult website YouPorn for a sponsorship. This was made official earlier today through a post on YouPorn's official blog. The team will make their debut this week in the Spanish LAN event Gamergy in Madrid.
When the representatives of the adult website YouPorn announced their intentions to sponsor an eSports team, many believed that it was all just a hoax. However, the announcements and hints kept coming through various tweets, including images of the squad's official apparel. Rumors wanted the website to have attracted one of the major free agent squads, such as Team Tinker or Secret Team. In the end, it is the Spanish roster Play2Win that will be playing under the company's banner from now on. The team will be in action this week, starting on December 5th with the Gamergy DotA2 tournament in Madrid.
Statement of Brad Burns, president of YouPorn :
“We’re so psyched to finally make our official entry into gaming and eSports. This partnership has been a long time coming, and I believe that with our backing, along with the expertise that each member of Team YP brings to the table on the virtual battlefield, we can succeed in tearing through the competition at this year’s Gamergy event.”
Not much is known about Play2Win, as they are rather unknown in the European DotA2 scene. It will surely be interesting to see how the squad performs with the resources they receive from their new sponsor. It should be noted that YouPorn is the company from the adult entertainment business to officially sponsor an eSports club. A similar attempt made by another website earlier this year in professional football did not end well, as the sponsored club was banned from their league.
Play2Win/Team YouPorn roster :
Luis 'Ragabash' Dorado
Javier 'LolQoP' Ortega
Source : YouPorn blog (May contain 18+ content)