Thabo Moloi

#YouthMonth: Brands in gaming from the mouth of players

The conversation around brands connecting with esports teams and players has been a hot topic for a while now. Many have said that it is an important step for progress in esports, especially in South Africa.
Image supplied: Thabo Moloi
Image supplied: Thabo Moloi
But how does it affect the players?

After winning a Fifa festival in 2018, Thabo Moloi signed to multi-gaming organisation (MGO) Goliath Gaming, which was the start of his competitive Fifa career. Since then, he has found incredible success and opportunities such as travelling to Dubai for Fifa qualifiers – the first time he had ever been on a plane and travelled outside of South Africa.

However, this wasn’t the only time Moloi’s career would change in a meaningful way.

“My life changed in a big way in 2020 when Red Bull signed me as their first esports player in Africa,” he said. “I definitely feel a lot more confident, and mentally stronger – both in-game and in my personal life – because of my journey with Red Bull and their support.”

Moloi said that his opportunity to spend time at the Red Bull Athlete Performance Centre equipped him with essential insight and knowledge about the right kind of nutrition and mental and physical focus.

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