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Oleksandr Zinchenko is a talented Ukranian footballer playing for Premier League Club Arsenal. The player has launched a new esports organization called Passion UA. He will be running th organization together with Mykhailo Blahin.
They are set to make a debut with a CS:GO roster that will start competing at both regional and international esports events. Passion UA will have five Ukranian players aged between 16 and 18.
Zinchenko has appeared in some of the biggest matches in the Premier League since 2016, when he first signed a contract with Manchester City. In a post published on the organization’s official website, he disclosed that it has been his long-time dream to create something that will redefine the way football fans experience competitive gaming or esports.
Passion UA’s roster of players has already participated in the IEM Sydney Europe open qualifiers under the name Zen. The players had two wins after beating renowned esports teams Movistar Raiders and Sprout. Unfortunately, the team finished in the third position, hence not qualifying for the next event in Australia.
The PAssion UA organization was started in collaboration with Mykhailo ‘Kane’ Blahin, a renowned esports coach and pro player. Blahin has formerly worked with other big organizations like Natus Vincere (NAVI) and Gambit. His biggest success in esports is winning the 2017 PGL Major Krakow with Gambit. Blahin also finished second at the FACEIT London Major in 2018 with NAVI.