Video games have become a true mainstream. Movie companies show Fortnite trailers, clips based on League of Legends music get millions of views, and CS:GO clubs are sponsored by carmakers!
Even celebrities play video games, and today CS.MONEY talks about some of them.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar is a true fan of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The Brazilian is quite active in CS and sometimes he invites his friends and other football players to join the game.
This happened, for example, in 2018. After one of the playoffs, Neymar invited four more players from the Brazilian national team to join a CS match and then shared a photo of their play on Instagram.
The famous football player also shows his strong interest in esports. He actively communicates with the MiBR players and watches their matches, according to the team’s captain Gabriel FalleN Toledo, and Neymar repeatedly affirmed this on his Instagram.
The world No.14 tennis player is also known as an active CS:GO player. The Polish Hopman Cup’s winner is good not only in hitting tennis balls but also in making accurate headshots.
Janowicz remains a bright personality both on the court and in the game. Just watch his highlights like the Molotov self-immolation, after which the player trolls his teammates and grins viciously.
Besides Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Jerzy Janowicz streams his plays in Call of Duty: Warzone.
In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you can meet not only sportsmen but also musicians. A good example is Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5. The Canadian DJ often spends time playing Valve games such as CS and other shooters.
Deadmau5 often talks about Dota 2, which is not surprising as he was a guest DJ at The International 2015, and now you can buy his music set in the game.
And here is another Dota player – Jeremy Shu-How Lin. He is one of the celebrities to make the biggest progress in esports.
In 2016, he became the captain of the Chinese club VGJ. Ok, this was only an honorary position, but formally Jeremy was in the same lineup with the real pro-scene legends like rOtK or Fenrir. Two years later, the honorary captain moved to J.Storm.
Jeremy admitted that he is a big Dota fan and proved his good knowledge of the game in an interview with ESPN comparing basketball players with characters from Dota 2.
Superman, the witcher, and a handsome guy Henry Cavill also loves to play, and the range of his games is quite impressive. The British actor visited raids in World of Warcraft and took part in massacres near Novigrad in The Witcher 3. Moreover, according to the actor’s posts, he is a big fan of board games, namely Warhammer.
The actor considers himself an enthusiastic player from the moment he “got access to a computer.” This hobby nearly cost him the role of Superman in Man of Steel. Henry missed the offer call as he had some important match. And recently, he conquered the hearts of players around the world with a video of him assembling a new gaming PC.
Of course, this is not the full list of celebrities who love playing video games. Dozens of actors, athletes, and musicians have already declared their love for virtual worlds, and this list is only growing.