Because of the COVID-19 situation, professional sports players are no longer in the spotlight. With sponsorships being a bulk of their revenue, they need exposure to succeed. This is why fans are seeing more famous sports players go online. Andy Roddick, a famous tennis player, was recently on TV and even baseball players are participating in Fortnite charity tournaments. Following this trend, Christian Pulisic announced his partnership on Twitch Rivals with Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf.
— TSM Emad (@EmadGG) April 21, 2020
Twitch Rivals Pulisic x Bugha
Now more than ever, online esports are flourishing. Thanks to that, esports isn’t restricted to gamers anymore. Twitch Rivals hosts esports tournaments that include pro gamers, celebrities, and popular content creators so seeing professional sports players announcing their participation is no surprise. Soccer player Christian Pulisic joins the trend by entering the Fortnite tournament on Twitch Rivals with world champion Bugha and the rest of the Nutty Squad. In the past, Pulisic showed his skills during a streaming session with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, proving that he can keep up with pro levels.
— Christian Pulisic (@cpulisic_10) November 21, 2019
All online streaming platforms are seeing records in viewership. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, game developers can’t propose as much new content as before. Developers need to use other means to create excitement for their games like new skins and collaborations to keep the hype up. For Epic Games, bringing in Deadpool and collaborating with the Housparty app can be done without much difficulty so that Fortnite remains successful. Having professional soccer players partner with a renowned world champion will be nothing but good for the game.
Written by Charles FUSTER