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Puerto Rico video gaming team to compete at Vegas ‘Super Bowl’


The Las Vegas event will be the last tournament in which Team Red Rooster will participate prior to First Attack 2022, which will be held Oct. 7-9 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

By John McPhaul

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Four members of Puerto Rico’s first national eSports team, the Red Rooster Team, left Wednesday for Las Vegas to participate in the Evolution Championship Series (EVO 2022) tournament, an event that brings together the best players from around the world at the Mandalay Arena.


“This event is considered the Super Bowl of video games,” said Ricardo “Mono” Román, captain of the Puerto Rican team. “Between participants and spectators, they could exceed 10,000 people who attend the competitions, without counting those who connect to internet broadcasts around the world.”


The in-person tournament, which last year was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, will run from Friday through Sunday. Teams from 63 countries will participate.


“We continue at a steady pace developing a competitive industry with great expectations for the island,” Román said. “We are definitely making it clear to the world that video games are being taken seriously in Puerto Rico.”


Román will represent Puerto Rico in the Street Fighter V Champion Edition and King of Fighters XV competitions. Christian Olivo will also compete in Street Fighter V Champion Edition; Angélica Colón, aka “Baeleena,” will compete in Mortal Kombat and Multiversus; and Edwin González, aka “Ajax Fidelity,” will also compete in Street Fighter V Champion Edition, as well as in DragonBall FighterZ and Guilty Gear Strive.


EVO 2022 will also serve as a way for gaming fans to enjoy the Street Fighter 6 game for the first time. The new edition of the game will be officially released next year.


The Las Vegas event will be the last tournament in which Team Red Rooster will participate prior to the summit event with the greatest international exposure in Puerto Rico, First Attack 2022, which will be held Oct. 7-9 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.


For additional information, including details on the participation of the Red Rooster Team in the various tournaments and other event, search the social networks: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedRoosterTeam1, Twitter: https://twitter .com/RedRoosterTeam1, Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMK33nDI6_uyxgvyH3MlefQ, and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redroosterteam/ and https://www.redroosterteampr.com/.

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