Sources Claim PSG Footballer Neymar Is Set To Sign a Big Esports Deal in 2021

Published 01/18/2021, 3:58 PM EST


Esports is definitely one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The industry has been around for years but the recent rise in numbers over the past couple of years has been phenomenal. Be it Counter-Strike, League of Legends, CDL, and others, all of them have seen a tremendous increase in viewership and following. This makes it a lucrative industry for investors, entrepreneurs, and celebrities as well. One such big-name celebrity is popular footballer Neymar who is now rumored to join a big esports Org in 2021.

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The PSG talisman has been a part of the gaming and esports scene for a while now. Along with having an interest in Counter-Strike, he is also a big Twitch streamer. Interestingly, his skill in CS: GO is quite remarkable as he has dominated matches against players like ZywOo and FalleN. In addition to this, he also received a temporary Twitch ban in 2020 which is proof that he means business.

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Neymar Jr. could sign a big-money esports deal in 2021

The rumors surrounding his ‘move’ or investment in an esports org have been going around for a while now. However, according to popular YouTube channel Esports Talk, their sources suggest that Neymar is indeed planning to join a big esports org soon. Take a look at the video below to understand what it means:

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The obvious comparison here is to David Beckham’s investment in Guild Esports. The retired footballer made a significant investment in the UK-based company last year and has bet big on the esports industry. Clearly, a man of his stature understands esports just like conventional sports and he definitely sees potential in it.

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Similarly, Neymar too recognizes the potential and is definitely willing to be a part of esports in some way. The details about the nature of his potential deal are still a mystery.

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Neymar definitely has the potential to be the face of any big esports org in the world. His affiliation will be a huge benefit to the org and it will thrive under him. Hopefully, an announcement will be made soon enough.

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Akshay Patel

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Akshay Patel is the Group Head of the eSports division at EssentiallySports. After having obtained his BBA degree, Akshay has been in the field of social media and content creation since 2018. He grew up playing Counter-Strike and has been hooked on gaming ever since.

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