- Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Uruguayan international football player, has decided to participate in the share capital of the Wygers esports club, which counts among its investors with another international football player: the Argentine international Pablo Aimar, linked to the project in its first seed round.
- Jonathan Urretaviscaya, who currently plays for Club Atlético Rentistas in his country , played in La Liga in Spain during the 2010-2011 season for Deportivo de la Coruña.
- Wygers is currently conducting its second round of financing through Fellow Funders’ Crowd Investment division.
Madrid, 3 June 2021 – The Wygers esports club has added another international football player to invest in its project. The player in question is the Uruguayan Jonathan Urretaviscaya, a winger who has been six time convocated with the “charrúa” national team, with which he participated in both the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2018 World Cup. However, Urretaviscaya is better known in Spain for his time in La Liga. The Uruguayan played during the first part of the 2010-2011 season for Deportivo de la Coruña, with which he played six matches.
Urretaviscaya has extensive experience in European and South American football. In addition to Deportivo, the 31-year-old winger has played for clubs such as Benfica in Portugal, with which he played in the Europa League, and Peñarol, with which he won the Uruguayan championship in 2010 and 2014. He later moved to Mexican football, where he achieved his greatest successes at continental level. In 2017 and 2019, Urretaviscaya became champion of the Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Champions League with Pachuca and Monterrey.
These victories in the top continental competition earned Urretaviscaya and his former clubs a place in the Club World Cup in 2017 and 2019. On both occasions, the Uruguayan returned home with the bronze medal, being also awarded in 2017 with the bronze ball as the third best player of the competition, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric. He also achieved the bronze medal with the Uruguayan U-20 national team in the 2009 South American championship. Urretaviscaya participated with the “charrúa” senior national team in two events at the highest level: the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2018 World Cup.
The Uruguayan international, who currently plays for Rentistas in his country, is the second American player to join the Wygers project. Previously, Pablo Aimar, an Argentinian international who is also an old acquaintance of Spanish football after playing for Valencia and Zaragoza, joined Wygers.
Aimar participated in the first round of funding for Wygers, which became the first esports club to be funded through Equity Crowdfunding. In this first round, Wygers raised €625,000 through the Crowd Investment division of Fellow Funders.
Fellow Funders is a Spanish fintech founded in 2016. Through its crowdfunding platform, authorized and supervised by the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the company provides investors of all levels the possibility to participate in projects with growth potential and companies like Wygers, the possibility to finance themselves through Equity Crowdfunding.
After the succesful first round, Wygers has once again turned to Fellow Funders for funding. In this case, the goal is to raise 300,000 euros, which will be used mainly to open two new business lines: corporate gaming and outsourcing. After the entry of more than 120 investors, including Urretaviscaya, Wygers is close to successfully close its second round of Equity Crowdfunding.
In addition to having increased its capital, it is expected that with these two additions from the world of football Wygers will increase its presence in Latin America. Urretaviscaya and Aimar are two players with great recognition in Uruguay or Argentina, so they could act as brand ambassadors in these countries. This would consolidate the international expansion of the esports club, which already has teams in Spain, Argentina and Colombia. With Urretaviscaya, the list of professional football players entering the world of e-sports grows. A list made up of famous names such as Gerard Piqué, Sergio Reguilón and David Villa, all of whom have decided to invest in a booming sector that is also attracting the interest of the football clubs themselves. Barcelona, Espanyol and Valencia, among others, already have their own esports section
Previously, Pablo Aimar, an Argentinian international and old acquaintance of Spanish football after playing for Valencia and Zaragoza, joined Wygers.
The company provides both investors of all levels and companies like Wygers the possibility to participate in projects with growth potential and the possibility to finance themselves through Equity Crowdfunding.