Argentinian Star Diego Schwartzman Comes up With a Crazy Idea to Expand His Esports Team on a Global Level

Published 05/07/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

Over the years, Diego Schwartzman has come out as a promising player on the tour. Reaching the career-high ranking on World No. 8, the Argentinian has been a tough competition to some of the biggest names on the tour. However, not many know his other interests.

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Apart from tennis, Diego is also an avid eSport player. That’s not all. The 29-year-old also owns his own eSport team by the name of Stone Movistar. With an aim to expand his eSport team to a global level, Diego recently announced his team’s participation in the Movistar Cup.

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Schwartzman’s team to participate in the Movistar Cup

Recently, Stone Movistar announced its participation in the Movistar Cup. The competition, scheduled to take place on the 11th of May, will have Stone Movistar competing with Movistar Optix, from Chile, and the Movistar Riders, from Spain. As per the schedule, the competition is set to boost Diego’s team’s popularity as the event will be held in Stone Movistar’s game office in Argentina.

As per the information given out by the team, their office is set up in an area of around 250 square meters. The office, ready to host the event, boasts a gamer setup for pro players. It also has an in-house academy for people who wish to learn about eSport and polish themselves in different sports.

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The gamer setup and the academy are undoubtedly two of the highlights of the office. However, what takes the limelight is the streaming area of the office. As per the team, the streaming area is accoutered with facilities to get educated about the original content creation techniques. Apart from that, it also has a dedicated streaming space for various eSport competitions.

Opening up on his team’s participation in the competition, Diego said, “At Stone Movistar, we like to encourage sport both on and off the court. With the team we seek to expand on esports and for young professionals to be able to develop their skills by achieving high levels of play so that they can compete on a global level with the best teams.”    

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Diego Schwartzman on the tour

Diego Schwartzman has been on a decent run since the start of the 2022 season. The Argentinian has reached the later rounds in certain tournaments. However, on the other hand, he has also suffered early-round exits in some other tournaments. He is currently trying his hands on the clay courts.

Going by the stats, clay is one of the most preferred courts for Diego. As per ATP, he has a win percentage of 59.5 % on the clay surface. Not to mention, he has also won 3 of his 4 career titles on clay.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021 Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman reacts during his quarter final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Reaching the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo and the semifinals in Barcelona, Diego is next scheduled to play the Rome Masters.
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He will kick off his Italian campaign with a first-round clash against Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanović.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary

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