Manchester United soccer player bought a cybersports team
Famous English soccer player Jesse Lingard has become the owner of a cybersports team in the discipline of Rainbow Six Siege.
Among today’s high-profile soccer and other popular sports stars, investing in cybersports has become a new trend and is increasingly firmly entrenched in the list of the most popular entertainment for young people. Representatives of “traditional sports disciplines” cleverly spot new trends and, with the help of their financial advisors, find the most attractive objects for investment.
One of the latest such investors was the 28-year-old English soccer player who plays for Manchester United, Jesse Lingard, who at the end of August purchased a Rainbow Six Siege team called Audacity Esports. It will now be renamed JLINGZ esports, and it is under this tag that it will begin preparations for the first major tournament with a new owner at the helm – qualification for the 2022 European Challenger League, scheduled for October-November this year.
As for Lingard himself, who in addition to investing in cybersports and investing in the production of software for mobile applications is also a player of one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world – Manchester United, his team is predicted to fight for victory in the English Premier League next season.
Curiously, the Norwegian Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær, like his mentee Lingard, has also recently become an investor in the cybersports sector. Together with his business partner, soccer coach invested in the shares of the Norwegian cybersports agency ULTI Agency, which provides services to players in the discipline CS:GO. In addition, Sulscher also has a stake in a smartphone software company.