Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has officially launched the Gridiron Gaming Group which aims to help professional athletes, such as himself, build their streaming and gaming endeavors.
According to an official press release, Gridiron Gaming Group, or GGG, “helps pro athletes expand their brand in gaming and monetize their streaming communities.”
Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams and defensive tackle Justin Jones, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox, Las Vegas Raiders long snapper Trent Sieg, New York Jets defensive end Bryce Huff, and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy Kahnle are among the initial clients of the group.
“I built my Twitch stream as a way to combine two things that I’m interested in—gaming and creating community,” Ekeler said. “As I built my channel, I realized there was strength in numbers with my peers and we could help each other. In building the GGG network, we’ll share resources that will help each channel grow, find opportunities to collaborate and connect on our streams and share best practices and infrastructure.”