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The esports revolution in Argentina: 9z and Globant signed a strategic alliance


Highlights: Argentina's 9z and Globant have signed a strategic alliance. 9z Team played the first Rio de Janeiro Major of the Counter Strike video game. Globant Emerald Team competed in the 2022 Latin American League. The alliance is the "first step for the future of esports in Latin America," says Frankkaster, CEO of 9z. The first steps into the world of competitive competition were taken in 2021, when he won the Master Flow League. This was attributed to the performance of his team, made up of internationally renowned players.

The technological Unicorn returns to competitive action after its first experience with Globant Emerald. The purple team is a benchmark in the region in the video game Counter Strike.


Globant Tower

in Retiro was home to the most brilliant announcement in recent years regarding

electronic sports (esports)

in Argentina.

The Counter Strike team with the greatest international presence in the country, the record label Dale Play and the technological unicorn presented

9z Globant

with the aim of becoming the

most relevant organization in Latin America


The presentation of the new gamer project was attended on Thursday by

Guibert Englebienne

(co-founder of Globant),

Valeria Abadi

(Senior Vice President of Globant),

Federico Lauria

(CEO of Dale Play) and


(CEO of 9z), who announced The initial plans include a strong international projection and fan loyalty beyond Argentina.

The collaboration between

Globant and 9z Team

arises from the shared vision that Latin American talent is an unstoppable force, ready to lead the way to excellence in the fields of technology and esports, as recognized by its protagonists.

Frankkaster, in white, with the 9z fans during a showmatch at Movistar Arena.

Through this union, the Argentine software development company redoubles its commitment to the electronic sports scene, expanding its capacity

towards new competitive frontiers in the shooting video games Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Valorant

, after venturing into League of Legends.


9z and Globant share DNA

. First, because they are very entrepreneurial people, who think that from Argentina we can be number one, and I particularly summarize it as 'people who believe it without believing it,'" Guibert Englebienne told the newspaper



And he added: They have a world to conquer but they do it with a level of simplicity and work that

shares our philosophy

of how we get to do the things we do and it is something that I see in Frankkaster and the people at Dale Play."

9z Team played the first Rio de Janeiro Major of the Counter Strike video game.

Photo: HLTV.

For his part, Frankkaster, streamer and CEO of 9z, assured that this alliance is the "first step for the future of esports in Latin America."

“I founded 9z with the aim of making my personal dream and that of an entire community come true:

to have a Latin American team that represents us

in the most important competitions in the world.

Although we recognize that we have several challenges ahead, I am completely confident that we have the necessary talent to overcome them," he acknowledged.

For his part, Federico Lauría, CEO of Dale Play and partner of 9z, admitted: “Having worked on the professionalization of the team led us to achievements such as being

the first Latin team to qualify for a CS:GO Major

and being among the teams Top 20 in the World according to HLTV.

This step pushes us to continue growing and dreaming in an innovative industry that presents great challenges.”

From Globant Emerald to an auspicious future with 9z

Globant Emerald Team competed in the 2022 Latin American League.

With more than 17 years of experience in the Gaming industry, designing and developing more than 45 AAA games for clients such as EA, Ubisoft and Warner Games, among others, Globant seeks to deepen its presence in the electronic sports scene.

Beyond the passion they have shown for the world of gaming by developing the games

FIFA, Fortnite or Hogwarts Legacy


The link between Globant and esports began at the initiative of one of the co-founders,

Martín Migoya


While watching a game at the League of Legends World Cup (Worlds), one of his sons asked him why the company didn't have its own esports team.

This is how Globant Emerald Team (GET) was born.

His first steps into the world of competitive competition were taken in 2021, when he won the

Master Flow League

, the domestic tournament for the League of Legends video game.

An achievement they earned after a solid performance in the finals against Savage Esports, where they won the series 3-0.

This success was attributed to the

hierarchy of his team

, made up of internationally renowned players such as Nate, Fix and Plugo.

After this victory, GET prepared to compete in the Southern Regional against teams from Chile and Peru, with the goal of promoting to the Latin American League (LLA), a competition similar to soccer's Copa Libertadores.

Despite high expectations, GET failed to achieve the desired success in the LLA Clausura 2022 and

was relegated in its first international season


The last adventure as an organization was in February 2023, when they landed in the

Valorant video game with a quintet made up of women


With several experienced players, the team competed in the Valorant Game Changers and even won the spot for the League organized by the developer Riot Games.

"Our experience with GET showed us that this was a space where we wanted to be. At the same time, being super demanding with what we do,

we believe that we should have a very professional management

in the entire sports part and we saw in 9z the ideal partner to do it as a whole," said Guibert Englebienne.

The joining of forces with a consolidated organization in the scene like 9z and a team of top-level players,

assures Globant serious opportunities to obtain a big title

, in this case a Counter Strike Major, as well as the arrival at a much larger young audience to continue positioning itself commercially on an international level.

Source: clarin

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