North American esports organisation Dignitas has announced the signing of Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott as a substitute and content creator for its Rocket League team.
The professional NFL player will be the fourth member of the Dignitas’ Rocket League team and is expected to star in a future content series documenting the start of his esports career. Scott will also continue to play for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Scott is the first athlete from the NFL to also play professionally for an esports team. The player joins a Rocket League roster that features featuring Jack ‘ApparentlyJack’ Benton, Joris ‘Joreuz’ Robben, and Kyle ‘Scrub Killa’ Robertson.
Boston Scott, Dignitas’ new player and content creator, commented: “Gaming has always been a big part of my life. It has had an impact on me since I was young that has made it bigger than just a hobby that I enjoy.
“The fact that I’m able to join Dignitas is a dream come true. I’m so excited to work with this organization and I’m extremely grateful they have given me the chance to be a part of them.
Although signed as a professional player for the organisation, he is unlikely to feature in the team’s roster often, Instead, Scott will more likely focus on creating content for the organisation.
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Dignitas also announced that Scott will be meeting fans and Rocket League players at an upcoming RLCS event in the United States.
Esports Insider says: It would be foolish to think Boston Scott will play for Dignitas in every game. However, this is a very creative way of collaborating with a sports star instead of just naming them as a brand ambassador. Dignitas found a player who loves esports is reportedly in the top 0.5 percent of Rocket League players. The organisation will surely create a lot of content around Scott in the future which should bolster its brand.