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.
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.
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.