Cameron Jibril Thomas, most notably referred to as Wiz Khalifa, has officially partnered with esports organization, Pittsburg Knights. The partnership is focused on
Since releasing his debut album in 2006, Show and Prove, Wiz Khalifa has appeared in several films, including 2012’s Mac & Devin Go to High School, and has launched his own line of cannabis products.
The Pittsburgh Knights joined forces with NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers to garnished support as Pittsburgh’s local Esports team, and build a fan base focused within the region.
“The Knights are pushing the boundaries in the esports space with an experienced team. Being based in Pittsburgh, my hometown, a city known for bringing home champions, I am pumped to be a part of this moment in history kicking off another winning team for the city,” Khalifa said of the new move.
According to Knights President, James O’Connor:
“Wiz is definitely a visionary. He’s always ahead of the curve; he’s creative and savvy and we admire him and his team for their work ethic. We’re really happy to welcome him into the Knights’ family.”
“Music has been involved in sports as long as I can remember. Whether it’s entrance music for a player or to pump a team up before a game music has always been there. When “Black & Yellow” came out we saw how it helped push the Steelers to the Super Bowl and with the fans, it became that much more real… I have always tried to be at the forefront of technology and I think this is another amazing moment in history. I am happy to be a part of it.”
He continues: “I’m always hands-on with my partnerships and my team will be an extension of the Knights. I’m going to be there supporting however I can…I’m a work on the song in time as well.”
Esports is rapidly growing, and Wiz Khalifa has joined the ranks in the large number of celebrities and investors getting involved in Esports. Drake joined with 100 Thieves, Tory Lanez with Luminosity Gaming, and Lil Yachty with FaZe Clan.