Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert invests in ReKTGlobal
NBA superstar Rudy Gobert has become the latest celebrity investor in ReKTGlobal – the parent company of pro eSports organisation Rogue.
The news comes shortly after the company’s announcement of its Call of Duty London team and its multi-year deal with Fortnite wizard DrLupo.
The Utah Jazz centre, who also represents his national country France on the international stage, has won back-to-back NBA defensive player of the year awards and is one of only ten players in the history of the competition to have earned the honour at least twice.
This year, Gobert made history by shattering the single season record for slam dunks with a total of 306.
Gobert is the latest in a long list of celebrities to invest in ReKTGlobal, with EDM sensations Steve Aoki and DJ Nicky Romero also involved. Renowned Latin music producer Tainy is also involved with the project.
As a co-owner of ReKTGlobal, Gobert will bring his many years of personal gaming experience to the table alongside unique insights gathered from his time within the traditional sports industry.
He will also support the growth and continued global expansion of both Rogue and its parent company through strategic integrations and partnerships, while also co-hosting livestreams with current players of the eSports team.
“My passion for gaming is well known among both the Utah Jazz and my team in France,” reveals Gobert.
“I’ve wanted to invest in and get more involved in eSports for a while, and I’m really excited to make history with the ReKTGlobal family.
“For years now, I’ve used gaming to unwind and relax during the season. It’s also how I manage to keep up with my friends when I’m on the road. I’m especially looking forward to playing with the new Call of Duty franchise team before they begin competing next year.”
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