Looks like 2019 will have a new team to contend with in the vast world of competitive esports. Rapper Soulja Boy announced that he plans to launch his own esports franchise next year to compete in hopes of going toe to toe with the other big teams. His teams will compete in popular competitive leagues such as Fortnite and Overwatch. Can he do it? That remains to be seen. Soulja Boy knows how to rap, but if he knows the business behind running these types of teams will be interesting to see. He claims he learned a lot from his good friend Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, but implementing ideas into action can be a challenge.
Soulja would love to hire Ninja
— Soulja Boy (Big Draco) (@souljaboy) June 13, 2018
“We’re going to be finding talent, hiring talent. I’m going to put together a team for Fortnite, put together a team for Call of Duty, put together a team for Overwatch, Counter-Strike, all of that,” said Soulja Boy to Fox Sports Asia, and the squad will compete against other big teams who have already established themselves.
While Soulja would love to hire Ninja, he knows Ninja won’t come cheap. Apparently, Ninja’s contract with Luminosity Gaming is coming to an end quite soon. Ninja just won Best Content Creator at the 2018 Game Awards. He is also the most popular Twitch streamer and broke a record for most-viewed stream on Twitch. He accomplished this back in March when he played a round of Fortnite with some non-gamers (NFL player Juju Smith-Schuster and rappers Travis Scott and Drake). Could he actually sign with Soulja Boy?
Now that would interesting. It’s also important to note he launched his own line of “gaming consoles” and other tech products. His console is called the “SouljaGame Consule,” and, well, it doesn’t sound very legitimate. But anyway, the year 2019 is already off to an interesting start before it has even begun. It will be cool to see how this progresses, and we will keep you updated with new developments right here on Daily Esports!