Arsenal captain Aubameyang considering own esports team after virtual F1 debut

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang could soon follow in the footsteps of Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno and launch his own esports team.

The Arsenal Captain, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang may soon form an Esports team for Rocket League. On Sunday evening, Aubameyang competed against likes of Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc during the Virtual Monaco GP. Competing for McLaren in the virtual Monaco Grand Prix, the Gunners captain didn’t make it to top 10 but aided McLaren in claiming the 6th spot of the leader’s table.

Talking with, the 30-year-old admitted that esports is something he might start exploring seriously very soon. When asked about gaming he said:

“I play FIFA of course. But this year [I’ve played] a lot of Fortnite and I definitely need to play Call of Duty: Warzone. I’m actually thinking about launching an esports team and Rocket League is definitely a game that I’d need to have a team for.”

Further, when asked about starting his own team, Pierre said “Yes, definitely, something is cooking.”

Pierre isn’t the only Arsenal player to own an esports team, the German duo of Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno both own an esports team each. Mesut Ozil launched his own team, M10 Esports, in August 2018 and goalkeeper Bernd Leno soon followed the suit after when he formed Leno Esports in 2019.

Source: Reuters.