Mesut Ozil in Esports: Ex-Arsenal star responds to rumors of venturing into professional eSports upon retiring from football – Earlier this week, Mesut Ozil’s agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, disclosed that the German footballer was considering a career in professional eSports after retiring from football. This created waves in the community, as fans anticipated the entry of yet another football star into the world of professional eSports. However, days after the news went viral, the Fenerbahce player has responded to the same, dismissing them as rumors. For more such news, keep following InsideSport.IN.
The ex-Arsenal star finally addressed all rumors of retirement from football, suggesting that he had no such plans immediately. Consequently, any chances of fans seeing the football star venture into professional eSports soon also seem bleak.
Mesut Ozil dismisses rumors of retiring from football and venturing into professional eSports
For the past few weeks, rumors have been afloat about the German footballer quitting his practice for good. However, Ozil finally broke his silence regarding the matter, and dismissed the rumors as fake. In an official Instagram post, the former Arsenal star shared his thoughts about the same, requesting fans not to pay heed to any false news being shared on social media.
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“I have many goals that I would like to live in Fenerbahce, my childhood love. I will not quit football until I do these things.”
Mesut Ozil’s agent had earlier stated in an interview with The Telegraph that the footballer was considering becoming an esports athlete in the future. He even went on to specify that Ozil might venture into the sphere of professional Fortnite. However, after the footballer’s Instagram post, it does not seem likely that fans will see Ozil in the professional gaming chair anytime soon.
Ozil already has ties with professional esports
Becoming a professional esports athlete would not have been Ozil’s first venture into the professional esports sphere. The footballer already owns an esports organization, M10 Esports. Furthermore, he is already known to be heavily interested in games like Fortnite and FIFA.
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As esports grows in popularity, many popular personalities from mainstream spheres have expressed an interest in the field. In fact, Ozil is not the only footballer to own an esports organization. Other players like David Beckham and Kun Aguero also have ties with their own esports organizations.
Although Ozil has dismissed any rumors of professional esports for now, fans are hopeful that they will see the player reign over the mouse and keyboard world after kicking off his football boots.
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