Soulja Boy has designs on starting his own esports franchise

By Shabana Arif
16 December 2018 21:39 GMT

Soulja Boy has plans to enter the esports arena in 2019, citing Twitch streamer Ninja as his mentor.

After re-selling cheap emulator boxes as his own brand of console, Soulja Boy is diving further into the video game industry, telling TMZ that he’s planning on building an esports franchise that will rival the likes of Team Liquid and 100 Thieves.

“We’re gonna be finding talent, hiring talent,” he told the outlet, saying he’d be putting together teams for Fortnite, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Counter Strike, and more.

When asked is there was anyone he’d like to have on his roster, Soulja Boy gave a shout out to his “good friend” and popular Twitch streamer, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who the recording artists says taught him a lot about streaming.

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“He got me verified on Twitch, he helped me with my streams…but it’s going to be a lot to hire Ninja to play for me,” he said.

Ninja is currently under Luminosity Gaming’s banner, but there are rumours that he may go elsewhere when his contract expires.

When asked about whether he might consider joining FaZe Clan during a stream back in August, Dextero reports that Ninja didn’t confirm one way or another.

“I love FaZe, I love almost every single player on there, if not all of them. I love Banks and I love all those guys. I’m on Luminosity right now, obviously, and you know, when the time comes, it is 100% in my best interest to, you know…” he said, before trailing off.

Fingers crossed that Soulja Boy flogs enough of his totally original consoles to offer Ninja enough cash to lure him over when the time comes.

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