Lionel Messi’s Ex-Barcelona Teammate Announces Twitch Streaming Plans

Published 08/13/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Soccer Football – Lionel Messi holds an FC Barcelona press conference – 1899 Auditorium, Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain – August 8, 2021 Lionel Messi during the press conference REUTERS/Albert Gea


The sporting world has just witnessed a groundbreaking transfer of Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona to PSG. The multi-time Ballon D’or winner has played with top-rated names of the industry during his time in Barca. One of those players is Gerard Pique, who has made a fantastic announcement about his latest career move. The 34-year-old-player has suggested that he would like to jump into the world of streaming with Twitch.

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After watching the Ibai vs Juanma with Siro as judge, I have decided that I am going to create a Twitch account. All in.”

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Twitch continues to grow at a remarkable pace

It seems like Gerard is hell-bent on taking his career to the virtual realm as streaming continues to grow. This streaming service has evolved several times over since its launch; created for bringing video game streaming to the spotlight. Every gamer knows that backseat gaming is a brilliant concept and it can be extremely entertaining as well.

This has given birth to several talented superstars that became successful because of their top-notch content. Streamers like Shroud, Ninja, Pokimane, TenZ, Ludwig, xQc, and more became global celebrities. This superstar status allows them to earn thousands of dollars by simply producing content and entertaining the fans the world over.

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It has become the greatest live streaming service, which has ushered us into a brand new era. Playing video games for a living has now officially become a legitimate career option, which has produced a roster of wealthy streamers, who can easily live their lives and earn money from the comfort of their homes.

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Over 45 million unique viewers watch Twitch monthly, which has allowed it to fetch a price of $970 million in a massive takeover by Amazon. Naturally, the platform could aid Amazon to dive into the world of gaming as the tech giant is trying to jump into the video game industry. This partnership has only produced positive results for the fans and it would be interesting to see how Amazon can take streaming to the next level.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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