Leonard Fournette has secured the gaming bag, and it doesn’t seem like he’s planning on fumbling it any time soon.
In an interview with The Washington Post, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB1 discussed his new signing with Complexity Gaming’s new initiative – Complexity Stars – an offshoot program designed to connect athletes and celebrities with new opportunities through gaming.
When asked about his thought process behind signing the deal – and getting involved with Complexity in the first place (which is partially owned by Jerry Jones, who also owns Tampa’s NFC rival Dallas Cowboys), Fournette said… “Why not?”
I mean, I know a lot of those guys like Tim [TimTheTatman] who I know is a big gamer, he’s one of the best. It’s just a family feeling for me to be here. And also, you know, me and Mr. Jones, we go way back. He’s a good guy, so I mean, why not? I figure this is an ongoing thing. It’s going to get bigger and bigger and better, so I figured, why not?Leonard Fournette on Call of Duty, why he doesn’t play Madden and signing with Jerry Jones
Fournette went on to say that “gaming is forever”, and that teaming up with a platform that allows people to monetize their passions and boost themselves is “the smartest thing you can do”.
For the Super Bowl Champion, his career in gaming marks the beginning of a new business endeavor powered by passion, not the end of his football career. He’s not the first athlete to pursue a new chapter in life through gaming, and he certainly won’t be the last.
I’m grateful that we have orgs like Complexity who can make things like these happen, and I’m grateful for Fournette once again using his platform to help the more traditional media and business dinosaurs realize that gaming is here to stay.