NFL stars are not just players, but are also business people and some of them instantly recognize the fierce competition in esports and all the opportunities that come with it.
The days of small neighborhood gaming tournaments are long gone. Esports is a global billion-dollar industry now and investors from all walks of life see the potential that comes with grand tournaments broadcasted to millions of viewers.
Many want a share of the revenue generated by the top esports orgs, but only a few truly understand what they are investing their money in. It takes someone that is deeply engrossed in sports competition to grasp the true potential of competitive video gaming. NFL players definitely do and they are getting more and more involved in esports.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 NFL stars who invested in esports.
Marquez Valdez-Scantling’s NFL career started with the Green Bay Packers in 2018, but he’s was quick to jump on the esports trend with his team Trench Made Gaming, created in collaboration with Subnation.
Trench Made Gaming is a relatively new endeavor, announced in March 2021, but has already