Why Actor Michael B. Jordan Is Betting Big on Esports

“There’s probably so many other gamers out there that are artists or celebrities that are playing,” Jordan tells TheWrap

Michael B. Jordan is known for his genre-spanning film and TV career, but now the SAG award-winning actor is joining the world of video gaming.

On Sunday, Jordan participated in a match at the “Call of Duty League Home Series” event in Downtown LA. The day was dominated by back-to-back esports competitions, with a break for a star-studded friendly exhibition match. Jordan played alongside esports broadcaster Miles Ross, and the two competed against Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and actor Andrew Bachelor, better known as King Bach.

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Samson Amore

Samson Amore

Gaming and technology reporter • samson.amore@thewrap.com • Twitter: @Samsonamore