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- ReKTGlobal has added Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert to its ownership group.
- Gobert will assist the company with strategic partnerships and integrations, as well as create content with players from its Rogue organization.
- ReKTGlobal recently acquired the London franchise in the upcoming geolocated Call of Duty league.
Esports infrastructure services company ReKTGlobal has added Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert to its ownership group, the company announced today.
The French player is a six-season NBA veteran and has won Defensive Player of the Year honors for two years running. According to a release, Gobert will share his traditional sports world experience and help with strategic partnerships and integrations. He will also co-host livestreams and create content with players from ReKTGlobal’s Rogue organization.
“Rudy’s a phenomenal fit for ReKTGlobal,” said ReKTGlobal co-founder Amish Shah, in a release. “A passionate and longtime gamer, Rudy also brings a strong business acumen and fresh ideas to the table. As he’s been wanting to invest in esports and get more involved in the gaming industry, we are honored that he selected ReKTGlobal to partner with, and we are excited to have him on board as our first traditional professional sports athlete.”
ReKTGlobal recently acquired the London franchise spot in Activision Blizzard’s upcoming geolocated Call of Duty league. Rogue competes in the League of Legends European Championship (LEC), along with games such as Fortnite, Rocket League, and Rainbow Six Siege.
Gobert joins a growing number of celebrity investors in ReKTGlobal, including DJs Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero, as well as members of the rock band Imagine Dragons.
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