Everyone has seen Neymar’s skills on the football field for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil, but he has other hidden talents as well.
The world’s most expensive footballer is apparently good at shooting in more than one way, as he also happens to be pretty good at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He’s even buddies with some of the best esports athletes in the game.
Recently he played with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, a Brazilian professional CS: GO player for MIBR.
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Neymar met several former members of the SK Gaming CS: GO team in December 2016
CS: GO is one of the most popular first person shooter games in the world, especially in Brazil. It is also one of the leading electronic sports, with millions of fans around the world.
” I’m fine ? I drew against @coldzera ‘
Neymar was bragging about his latest CS: GO exploits on his Instagram Story, posting a photo from the game’s leaderboard with the caption: “Am I okay? I drew @coldzera. ‘
The rankings show that he and his compatriot coldzera (nickname ARKELOGON in the photo) both had 23 kills in the game. Not bad for someone who spends most of their time training in football.
Neymar first met Coldzera when playing for SK Gaming, a huge Brazilian CS: GO team. He also played with Gabriel’fallenN ‘Toledo, another player who left SK for MIBR.
While not quite the same salary as Neymar, they have each won nearly $ 800,000 in tournament cash prizes during their careers, according to Esports Earnings.
It’s also been revealed in the past that Neymar has racked up over 900 hours playing Counter-Strike, so it’s no wonder he’s able to make some really big games every now and then.
He even paid homage to CS: GO with one of his World Cup celebrations this year, pretending to throw a flash grenade among his teammates, who were protecting their eyes in the same way as the characters in the game.
Coldzera was also posting on Instagram while playing with Neymar, congratulating him on the voice chat.
“That’s it … do it like that, good Neymar, good Neymar!” Coldzera was saying during the match.
He’s probably not training Neymar to be MIBR’s next AWPer, but at least Neymar has options for an alternate career if all that football stuff doesn’t work out.
CS: GO moved to London this summer, with the entire FACEIT London Major cycle taking place in the capital. The Minors took place at Twickenham Stadium, as were the first stages of the Major before heading to the sold-out SSE Arena at Wembley in September.
We recently asked professional CS: GO players about their favorite moments from this year’s World Cup.