Record-Setting Mexican Soccer Star Brings 14.3 Million Aggregate Social Media Followers to Grow Complexity Gaming Fandom
FRISCO, Texas – April 20, 2022 – Complexity Gaming, a GameSquare Esports company and one of North America’s longest-standing esports organizations, today announced that Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, an LA Galaxy striker and Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer, signed with Complexity Stars, as the division’s first professional soccer player. With over 14.3 million social media followers and worldwide fandom, Chicharito joins eight other professional athletes looking to grow their audiences at the intersection of sports, gaming, and entertainment through the Complexity Stars program.
“Gaming has always been a passion of mine, and by signing with Complexity Stars, I’ll be able to create content and host events to better engage with my fans off the pitch,” said Chicharito. “Complexity has a rich history in gaming and esports, and after seeing their commitment to developing talent and fostering opportunities for athletes to organically grow with the space, I knew it would be a perfect fit.”
As Complexity Stars’ latest signing, Chicharito joins the likes of two-time NBA champion J.R. Smith, NFL running back Leonard Fournette, and five-time UFC title winner Max Holloway, among others who seek to leverage Complexity’s expertise to expand their reach in digital spaces. Chicharito’s signing also represents Complexity’s commitment to its growing Spanish-speaking audience, which comprises nearly 30 percent of its total fanbase.
“Since he was 18, Chicharito’s fanbase has watched him dominate the football pitch,” said Duane “Zeno” Jackson, Head of Complexity Stars, Complexity Gaming. “As the worlds of gaming and traditional sports continue to collide, Complexity Stars has given athletes a platform to connect with fans in new ways. And now Chicharito will be able to leverage the program to captivate the next generation of fans where they’re consuming content.”
The soccer star will collaborate with Complexity’s diverse roster of talent on unique experiences that combine the best of the real-world and virtual pitch. Details of future events, branded content, and collaborations with other professional athletes and creators will be made available on Chicharito’s social channels, Complexity’s website, and GameSquare’s website.
Be sure to check out the official announcement video and click here to learn more about Complexity Stars.
About Complexity Gaming
Complexity Gaming, a GameSquare Esports Inc. subsidiary, is one of North America’s longest-standing esports organizations. Complexity’s esports teams have won more than 140 championships in nearly 30 game titles over its 15+ year history. Staunchly committed to passion, professionalism, and a player-first mentality, Complexity has been continuously recognized as a global leader in modern esports. For more information on Complexity, visit http://Complexity.gg and follow the organization on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.
About GameSquare Esports
GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. GameSquare owns a portfolio of companies including Code Red Esports Ltd. (“Code Red”), an esports talent agency serving the UK, Reciprocity Corp. (“Reciprocity”), which provides the Company access to Asia, Latin America and North America, NextGen Tech, LLC (dba as Complexity Gaming), a leading esports organization operating in the United States, and, most recently, Swingman LLC (dba Cut+Sew and Zoned), a gaming and lifestyle marketing agency based in Los Angeles, USA. Reciprocity’s gaming and esports assets include: a CrossFire franchise in China that it owns with its partner LGD Gaming, a 40% interest in a League of Legends team that competes in Latin America, and its wholly owned subsidiary corporation, GCN, a digital media company focusing on the gaming and esports audience based in Los Angeles, USA.