The ongoing pandemic forced many athletes to stay indoors and look for other modes of entertainment while keeping themselves fit. Popular Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. is just another name on the list of players who found solace in video games. The PSG winger has made headlines in the past, shocking the community with his unique set of gaming skills.
He has made headlines yet again. So much so, that Esports consultant Rod Breslau dubbed him as an upcoming Esports superstar.
Neymar pulled off an incredible 1vs3 clutch in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the most amazing way that had the entire lobby up and running on its feet.
During a 5v5 star-studded match, Neymar’s squad went against famous French streamer Corentin “Gotaga” Houssein. Both teams had heavyweights from Counter-Strike’s competitive scene. Neymar’s team comprised members from Team FURIA, while Team Gotaga comprised members from French Team, Vitality.
Neymar’s presence on Twitch has definitely added a lot of strength to the Amazon-owned streaming platform. The 28-year-old has been pretty vocal about his love for video games.
And if the comments of the community were to be taken seriously, he might just be a few days away from landing a professional contract.
During the match, Neymar found himself in a sticky wicket, having to defend the bomb while ZywOo, Shox, and Gotaga were all still alive on the other team.
However, he managed a balcony kill, planted the C4, and proceeded to protect the site. Subsequently, he took down Gotaga and Shox and captured the opening round for his side.
Despite his heroic performance, the team lost the battle at ‘Inferno’ ‘16-5’ against Team Gotaga. Be that as it may, the clip went viral on the platform and bagged over a million views in no time.
Had this event gone down a couple of weeks back, we would’ve missed it as Neymar’s account was banned for accidentally sharing the contact number of his Brazilian teammate, Richarlison.
Neymar is undoubtedly one of the most popular characters in the community out there. Several athletes have alluded to their interest in video games and, more importantly, Esports organizations. With the skill set that the Brazilian possesses, it won’t be surprising to see him as the face of a professional Esports organization.