FC Flamengo signs core of former Corinthians roster
Brazilian football club Flamengo has announced via social media the signing of a CS:GO roster. The team included a trio of former Corinthians players in Caio "zqkS" Fonseca, Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves and Felipe "delboNi" Delboni, as well as coach Matheus "KAOS" Nicolau.
There is no information at the moment about who will complete the lineup. According to Flamengo CEO, Rafael Patron, the team will debut in 2023.
Flamengo's desire to expand its esports division came to light a week ago. Dust2.com.br journalists reported that ex-Corinthians players were not a priority target for the football club, which initially expected to sign the LargadosyPelados roster but failed to agree on the terms of the deal.
Flamengo created an esports division in 2017. Besides CS:GO, the club is currently represented in such disciplines as League of Legends, Valorant and Free Fire.
The current Flamengo lineup is:
Caio "zqk" Fonseca
Felipe "delboni" Delboni
Gustavo "SHOOWTIME" Gonçalves
Matheus "KAOS" Nicolau (coach)