Athletes by the day, Gamers by night!
The sports industry is now evolving within the esports scene. In fact, investors have been buying in on the teams entering the scene. It only shows the success of what was only’ fun and games’ before. Needless to say, video games are everywhere, even sports athletes do play it!
We’re here to bring you the top names in the sport industry that you may not know are huge gamers. Some of which own personal computers, consoles, and some even stream their games! So, who are they?
1. Xavier Woods
Up up, Down down! Yep! This WWE superstar really loves video games, anime, and cartoons! The superstar even has his own video game channel in YouTube called UP UP DOWN DOWN, it’s also where he and his tag team (The New Day) formulated their finisher.
2. Gordon Hayward
A fellow Gamegeek is the Celtics forward Mr. Hayward! Hes known to play lots of PC games in his spare time when not playing the real basketball. He has a League of Legends account which is rumored to be on top of the MMR brackets. We wish him the best on his recovery. On the bright side, he has more time to play video games which is always fun! Get well soon, Gordon! We’re sure everyone misses you.
3. Demetrious Johnson
One of the best and fierce fighters in the UFC is also a beast in video games! The world champion has his own twitch channel – Mightymouseufc125. This is where he plays his FPS games and the likes. Not surprisingly, he plays Tekken wherein his favorite fighter is Martial Law. I guess that’s where he gets his combos, and that’s why he’s the Flyweight Champion.
4. Chuck Liddell
The Ice Man! Hell yeah! The most charismatic UFC fighter in history is also a hardcore gamer especially now that he has retired. He stated in an interview that ever since THQ controlled UFC, he played it tirelessly, and of course, he played his own character. Who wouldn’t want to play as Chuck anyway.
5. Paul George
Last on our list, but definitely not the bottom frag, Mr 2k17 Cover himself, Paul George! According to an Interview on him by 2ksports, he said that he’s the best 2k Player in the whole league. That’s one of the traits a true gamer has – confidence! I would like to see a show match of 2k players soon though, it would be exciting for sure.