November 7, 2023
International soccer superstar Lionel Messi has joined Krü Esports as a co-owner, the organization announced on Tuesday. Messi, who won the FIFA World Cup in 2022, joins a growing number of soccer stars involved in the esports scene.
In a video announcement, Krü founder and owner Sergio Leonel Agüero shared the news of Messi's co-ownership. Messi is now listed as a co-owner on Krü Esports' Instagram page. Agüero expressed his excitement about sharing a club with Messi and praised him as the best footballer in history.
Krü Esports, founded by Agüero in 2020, is currently sponsored by Visa and has esports teams for Valorant and Rocket League. The organization also has a few content creators. Messi's involvement in Krü Esports adds to the growing presence of soccer stars in the esports industry.
Lionel Messi's co-ownership of Krü Esports marks a significant milestone in the organization's history. With Messi's addition, Krü Esports gains not only a legendary footballer but also a figure who inspires and brings attention to the esports scene as a whole.
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