Shaquille O’Neal Is Doing Weird Things In The Name Of Esports

Shaquille O’Neal Is Doing Weird Things In The Name Of Esports
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He’s one of the biggest stars the basketball world has ever seen, so having Shaquille O’Neal contribute to televised coverage for esports is no small feat.

But … but what on earth is he doing?

The four-time NBA champion and star centre is currently helping out in the production for ELEAGUE, Turner Broadcasting’s televised Counter-Strike: Global Offensive venture.

The initial stages for the league’s inaugural season doesn’t kick off for a fortnight, with the first group featuring the five Australians that make up the CS:GO roster for Team Renegades.

In the meantime though, Turner needs a bit of content. It could be a promotional spot — it could be for some videos in-between matches. We’re not entirely sure, but we know it definitely involves Shaq dressing up in front of a green screen with a little hat and some army camo.


https://instagram.com/p/BFSdwBmsTZg

Shaq’s not taking esports for a joke, mind you. He announced himself as one of the investors in NRG Esports a couple of months ago, and it looks like he’s working on his gaming banter too.


https://twitter.com/snoopeh/status/730568384832765952

The first ELEAGUE games kick off on May 24 US time, with the first season running until July 30.

Comments

  • It’s obvious he’s playing peekaboo. Just flip from the second image to the first repeatedly.
    Where’s Shaq?
    Here’s Shaq!

  • Isnt there a video from last year of him bagging out esports, saying its not really a sport? Kinda funny how he flipped on that opinion

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