Legendary footballer Messi enters esports as KRU’s co-owner

By Fariha Bhatti


Nov 7, 2023

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KRU esports has taken to Twitter to make it official that it now has two owners: Sergio Agüero and Lionel Andrés Messi.

Fans believe it’s a collective win for esports that the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner is entering the realm of esports. Taking to Twitter, the Argentine former professional footballer and owner of KRU himself announced that he will now share ownership with Messi.

Messi is now the co-owner of the popular esports organization KRU Esports.

“These three years that were lived in KRÜ. Incredible. But well, what I have to tell you is more incredible. As I mentioned, there is something important. I have reached my limit. So… I have to tell you that I am no longer the owner of KRÜ,” Agüero said. “Why am I not the owner of KRÜ? Because now, we are two.”

Messi is now the co-owner of KRU Esports

Sergio himself is an accomplished football player who managed to find a quick footing in esports as well. KRU Esports has quickly risen to the top among gaming organizations in a remarkably short period, thanks to their Valorant division.

In the last two years, KRU Valorant has managed to secure 1-2nd position at multiple A and S-tier tournaments, becoming one of the Tier-1 teams in the scene.

Now, Messi’s arrival to the fold certainly spells excellent things for the Argentinian organization. Messi is a prominent figure in both traditional sports and esports, which is why the news of this development has sent shockwaves throughout the gaming community.

Messi KRU

He was previously holding up the KRU Esports jersey, but no one had expected that a simple picture would be a part of a bigger announcement. It’s currently unknown how Messi’s joining would impact the organization long-term or if he’d stay in touch with the community directly.

In any case, this is huge news for esports fans in general and fans of KRU Esports.


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