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‘Crytohtani Does It All’- LA Angels’ Two-Way Phenom Shohei Ohtani Becomes New Face of Global Crypto Brand

Published 07/03/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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Shohei Ohtani has been a sensation in Major league Baseball. The LA Angels’ star is already a hero in America and his native country, Japan. And now, the two-way phenom is not in a mood to slow down. With each passing day, Ohtani is only growing as a brand.

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Recently, Ohtani became the new face of one of the fastest-growing brands in the crypto world. Yes! The reigning American League MVP is the new global brand ambassador of FTX. And if reports are true, then he has also become the stakeholder of the crypto company.


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Over the last couple of years, Ohtani has dominated baseball from both ends. Whether it is from the mound or the plate, Ohtani has been rock solid for the LA Angels. The Japanese slugger is a generational talent. He has been nothing but a blessing to the game of baseball. And when talking about his brand endorsements, Ohtani is in a league of his own.

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Per, the crypto company FTX has also given a stake to Ohtani for naming him their brand ambassador. Known for his two-way gameplay, Ohtani will elevate awareness about the crypto brand now. Sam Bankman-Fried — who launched FTX in 2019 — heaped huge praises on the Angels star.

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“He’s obviously one of the most electric players in all of sports right now. We are hoping to have a similarly revolutionary impact on what Fintech means and what personal finance apps look like,” Bankman-Fried said on Ohtani.


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When talking about endorsements, Ohtani has partnered with over 15 multinational brands, including Hugo Boss, ASICS, Fanatics, Panini, Seiko, Topps, Oakley, Descente, Kowa, Mitsubishi Bank, and a few other brands.


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Meanwhile, the Angels’ star is also the cover star of GQ, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and MLB The Show.

Ohtani in the 2022 season

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Just like the 2021 season, Ohtani has been brilliant for the Angels. He has collected over 100 strikeouts from the mound, while the Angels star has also smoked 18 home runs in the current season. Therefore, he will be a tough competitor to Aaron Judge for the AL MVP 2022.


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If things do not go south for Ohtani, he might win the 2022 AL MVP. And he will become a villain for the Yankees fans. What are your opinions on Ohtani winning the AL MVP again this season?



Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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