The 26-year-old working again has joined Philadelphia Union to symbolize the membership of their 2020 eMLS Cup marketing campaign
Jay Ajayi has grow to be the primary NFL participant to grow to be an esports athlete after becoming a member of Philadelphia Union.
Born in London, Ajayi is a lifelong soccer fan and helps Arsenal, whereas he’s additionally an avid FIFA participant.
Will probably be the 26-year-old’s first season as knowledgeable FIFA participant, with the working again having performed on streams towards former NFL participant Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson and Males in Blazers’ host Roger Bennett.
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Ajayi mentioned: “Philadelphia will at all times maintain a particular place in my coronary heart. I’m blessed to have the ability to symbolize the town by way of esports and to be one of many first professional athletes to grow to be knowledgeable gamer.
“Representing the Philadelphia Union for eMLS combines two of my best passions outdoors of [American] soccer, soccer and gaming. I’m a competitor, so that you’re going to see me give my all for the Union at each eMLS occasion this yr.”
Ajayi will symbolize the Philadelphia Union throughout the 2020 eMLS Cup marketing campaign, starting with eMLS League Collection One in Philadelphia on January 10.
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 7, 2020
Doug Vosik, Union Chief Advertising and marketing Officer mentioned: “Jay has the combat, grit and profitable mentality that Philadelphia is understood for, and it rapidly grew to become clear to us that his love of the town, soccer, and gaming made him a fantastic match for our esports workforce.
“Signing Jay is one other ground-breaking transfer in eMLS and we’re excited to see what he can do.”
Ajayi joined the Philadelphia Eagles NFL workforce in 2017 and helped them grow to be Tremendous Bowl champions at Tremendous Bowl LII towards the New England Patriots. He rejoined the Eagles for a portion of the 2019 season and is presently a free agent.
In the course of the 2019 eMLS League Collection The Union accomplished the treble, profitable the League Collection 1, League Collection 2 and the eMLS Cup.
Throughout final season The Union had been represented by 18-year-old Cormac Dooley, who now performs for Nashville SC in addition to the US nationwide workforce.
The 2020 eMLS season kicks off in Philadelphia on January 10, with the second collection in Portland in February earlier than the eMLS Cup in Austin in March.