Former Mercedes F1 Star Valtteri Bottas Reveals Stunning New Partnership With His “Favorite Video Game”

Published 12/16/2021, 4:10 PM EST


Mercedes Formula One Star and Sir Lewis Hamilton’s teammate, Valtteri Bottas, is set to part ways with the team ahead of the 2022 season. Following the commencement of brilliant season with Mercedes from a team perspective as they clinched the Formula One Constructors’ Championship for the record eighth time.

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As Bottas begins a new era in F1 with Alfa Romeo next year, interestingly, he also begins a new journey in another sport. The Finnish driver steps into a world in his latest endeavor with his “favorite video game” NHL 22.

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NHL 22 partners with Valtteri Bottas to

The 31st installment in the NHL video game series has performed fairly well in the market. The game received average reviews from critics in the industry. It heavily relies on the National Hockey League‘s popularity, the community’s love for the sport, and, most importantly, the star power. Especially on the face of the game, Auston Matthews.

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To turn NHL 22’s tale, F1 race car driver Valtteri Bottas has revealed his stunning partnership with NHL 22. Will Bottas be NHL 22’s knight in shining armor? What does EA have in store teaming up with Bottas? Only time will tell.

Until then, players can enjoy the recently added roster sharing feature. As a part of the latest update, the developers enabled the much-wanted roster sharing that allows players to download and share community rosters.

Bottas’s love for Ice Hockey

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In his latest tweet sharing the exhilarating news, the F1 driver can be seen wearing a traditional ice hockey jersey with his name and his iconic #77 on the back. The special number resembles the car number he uses while competing in his races.

Recently, the F1 pilot also teamed up with professional NHL ice hockey forward for Montreal Canadiens, Paul Byron, as the two went head-to-head in a breakaway challenge. And it is safe to say, Bottas does know his way around the arena.

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What are your thoughts on NHL 22? What do you think about Valtteri Bottas’s venture into the industry? Let us know in the comments section.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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