Remember when you were growing up and your parents always yelled at you for playing video games? "Video games won't pay the bills" they would say. Oh, how wrong they were.
In 2019 eSports is a billion dollar industry that attracts celebrities and pro athletes to its corner of video game world.
On Wednesday, Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard announced that he is taking his love for video games to the next level, by joining professional eSports organization, FaZe Clan.
Very proud to announce that I am joining @FaZeClan !! As many of you know, gaming is a huge passion of mine. I am excited to be a part of the premier organization in the space and continue building my brand in the world of gaming/esports. #FaZeUp 🔥🔨 pic.twitter.com/NQhmY8yNTM— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) June 5, 2019
Leonard has been streaming on Twitch all season long, and has become a must watch for those that are both fans of the Blazers and the gaming community.
For those who don't what Twitch is, it's a streaming service where people can go to watch other people play video games, not just to watch, but to learn and enjoy the social aspects of the community.
You can watch Leonard here.
We know when we will see Leonard on the court repping the Blazers again, but when we will see him in the eSports arena repping Faze Clan?