Polish Football Club Wisła Kraków Announces Entry Into Competitive Dota 2
Wisla Kraków, one of the oldest football clubs in Poland, has entered the competitive world of Dota 2. Wisła All iN! Games Krakow, which is the club's esports department, announced via a blog post that it has hired an all Polish Dota 2 team. The team has already finished a week of bootcamp at the stadium in Krakow, Poland, and is looking forward to the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season. The division of Wisła All iN! Games Krakow was established in October 2019 and also fields teams competing in esports titles such as CS:GO and FIFA 20.
Wisła Kraków now holds a Polish Dota 2 roster
The Dota 2 roster of Wisła All iN! Games Krakow, along with the other staff members, is as follows:
Natan “Exotic_Deer” Michalewicz
Marcel “Ekken” Hołowienko (captain)
Kuba “Jacob” Staniszewski
Marcin “Molex” Bucki
Patryk “Crush” Jednak
Michał "Guerilla" Dziwak - manager
Tomek "bandit" Borys - host
Exotic_Deer was a member of the Team Kinguin that finished 3rd-4th at the DOTA Summit 8 and 9th-12th at the ESL One Katowice 2018. Michał "Nisha" Jankowski, who got his big break later when he joined Team Secret in September 2018, also played with Exotic_Deer at Team Kinguin during this time.
Mieszko Łabuz, Sales and E-Sport Manager on the announcement of the Dota 2 roster, said:
"We are very pleased with the fact that we can establish another division within our structures. Dota 2 fits perfectly into the section's development strategy and perfectly matches the expectations of our business partners - hence the choice. We also hope for a positive revival of the scene in Poland. By engaging in Dota 2, we stand in line with such global brands as PSG or AS Monaco - I hope we will be able to face them soon!"
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The Paris Saint-Germain Football Club is partnered with LGD Gaming and its Dota 2 team is now called PSG.LGD. Additionally, AS Monaco partnered with Gambit Esports and became AS Monaco Gambit. Evil Geniuses is another esports organization that recently partnered with the Football Club of Wolverhampton Wanderers, also known as Wolves.
There has been a considerable amount of success for Wisła Kraków in Polish Football as they have won the national title 13 times, which puts them fourth in the list of most successful clubs in Polish Football. A notable player for the club is Jakub Błaszczykowski, who is also a part-owner of the team at the present time.
As for the Dota 2 division, Wisła All iN! Games Krakow’s captain, Ekken, said that the team's first goal is to qualify for the next DPC season. Due to the postponement of The International 10 (TI10) - Dota 2's biggest event from August to October 2021, it is currently unknown when the next DPC season will commence.