The New England Whalers, a semi-pro CounterStrike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) esports team, was
co-founded by Diego Freitas and Devon Foote in 2017.
Diego, a former Apple and Tesla employee, met the Whalers' first investor, Sean Roche (Greenhouse Agency) while traveling to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game. As the global popularity of esports continued its steady rise, Sean saw the Whalers as an opportunity to grow a future digital franchise in competitive entertainment.
The Whalers continue to perform as a promising entity as the CS:GO vertical continues to mature. Today, the team participates in the Mountain Dew League as a top competitor, with future hopes of expanding into additional gaming titles.