Austin Richard Post, known globally as musical sensation Post Malone, is the latest celebrity to join the world of esports and competitive gaming. He has announced that he will be joining Team Envy and their Call of Duty team, Dallas Empire, as co-owner.
The 25-year-old American has acquired an undisclosed equity stake in the Dallas-based gaming organisation. Envy Gaming owns and operates several esports teams like Dallas Fuel, of the Overwatch League, and Dallas Empire, of the Call of Duty League.
Post Malone joins a growing number of celebrities who have been trying their luck in the esports arena, including Offset (Faze Clan), Drake (100 Thieves), and The Weeknd (Overactive Media). Last week, NBA star Ben Simmons also added his name to Faze Clan. Malone has gaming experience, however, having served as an ambassador for HyperX. He also streams games like Warzone, Fortnite, and PUBG on Twitch.
The American rapper has chosen the perfect time to invest as Dallas Empire has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with in the Call of Duty world. The team won the inaugural Call of Duty League this weekend and scooped up USD 1,5 million in earnings.