Argentine international Lionel Messi arrives for the Ballon d'Or 2023 ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, 30 October 2023. EFE-EPA FILE/MOHAMMED BADRA

Messi joins Aguero as co-owner of esports organization

Buenos Aires, Nov 8 (EFE).- Former Argentine football player Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero has announced that his friend and former teammate Lionel Messi has joined him as co-owner of the esports organization that he founded in October 2020.

“I have to tell you that I am no longer the owner of Krü…because now we are two,” Aguero said in a video posted on social media on Tuesday.

The footage shows Messi reacting to the announcement after which he says, “Vamos a jugar” (Lets play), which has became one of Aguero’s catch phrases as a streamer.

Messi, who led Argentina to the World Cup title in Qatar last year, is currently playing for American club Inter Miami in the Major League Soccer.

Krü Esports was created more than three years ago after Aguero’s exponential growth as a content creator, especially on Amazon’s platform, Twitch.

The organization has various divisions in popular games such as League of Legends, Rocket League, and Valorant.

Krü Esports, one of the most successful teams from the Latin American region, has had the most success in Valorant.

It also competes in VCT America, a competition that brings together the best on the American continent.

Messi’s partnership with his former national teammate, which began in the Albiceleste’s lower divisions, has now extended to the professional gaming scene as the new co-owner of Krü Esports. EFE