Utah Jazz superstar and two-time reigning NBA Defensive Player of the year Rudy Gobert has been formally announced as an investor for esports teams organization ReKTGlobal.
As an official co-owner, Gobert brings years of personal gaming experience to the table, and he’ll also support the growth and continued global expansion of both ReKTGlobal and Rogue.
ReKTGlobal is the parent company of Rogue and owner of London’s Call of Duty franchise esports team.
“Rudy’s a phenomenal fit for ReKTGlobal,” Amish Shah, co-founder of ReKTGlobal said, via a press 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.”
“My passion for gaming is well-known among both the Utah Jazz and my team in France. I’ve wanted to invest in and get more involved in esports for a while, and I’m really excited to make history with the ReKTGlobal family,” Gobert stated in the release.
“For years now, I’ve used gaming to unwind and relax during the season. It’s also how I manage to keep up with my friends when I’m on the road. I’m especially looking forward to playing with the new Call of Duty franchise team before they begin competing next year.”
Gobert will join alongside existing investors including world renowned EDM sensations Steve Aoki and DJ Nicky Romero, the Billboard Award-winning Imagine Dragons, and renowned Latin music producer Tainy.