Last year in December, action star Danny Trejo promoted a collection of Counter-Strike gear as a favor for his friend Chris Le who happens to be a director on top of creating weapon skins. Now, another star is entering the fray, and it’s one you should instantly recognize; Shaq himself.
Shaq isn’t promoting weapon skins, though. Instead, he’s promoting ELEAGUE, Turner Broadcasting’s attempt to bring eSports and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to televisions everywhere.
We went there. We @Shaq-ified CS:GO.
ELEAGUE begins May 24. (and on @TBSnetwork starting May 27th)https://t.co/lPQPl8CSBR
— ELEAGUE (@ELEAGUETV) May 17, 2016
As you can see from the video above, which was posted to twitter yesterday, Shaq seems to be having a lot of fun with it. This isn’t his first time getting involved with eSports, though. Earlier this year it was announced that Shaquille O’Neal would be financing an eSports team called NRG along with Alex Rodriguez and Jimmy Rollins.
That team participates in competitive League of Legends and Counter-Strike, and as it happens, they’ll be competing on ELEAGUE which will begin next Tuesday on the 24th. That explains Shaq’s involvement
It should be an interesting event, with most of the major teams participating. Will you be checking it out?