EA Esports Athletes Join Other Leagues In Honoring Frontline Workers

Several athletes in the EA Esports group have joined up with other leagues to honor frontline workers in The Real Heroes Project. If you're not fully aware of this project, fourteen of the top pro sports leagues have come together to honor frontline healthcare workers. Which includes two of the biggest esports organizations, Electronic Arts and top EA esports athletes across FIFA, Madden NFL and Apex Legends competitive leagues, and Activision Blizzard Esports. EA's involvement in this is part of their Stay and Play initiative, as the company has put forth efforts to provide the gaming community with support during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes encouraging players and fans to stay home and play together during a time where physical interaction is limited. As well as charity tournaments around the globe like the FIFA Stay and Play Cup. We have a full list of the participating athletes below from both organizations, along with some quotes from the company and participants.

The Real Heroes Project Banner
Credit: EA Esports

Recognizing the pandemic's true heroes, these global esports athletes are dedicating their jerseys to a special healthcare hero helping their community during this global crisis by covering their own name and replacing it with a healthcare worker's name. They will also be releasing a personal thank you message to them on social media utilizing #TheRealHeroes.

  • Top EA esports athletes participating include:
    • Reigning FIFA eWorld Cup Champion Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous; 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup Champion Mosaad "Msdossary" Aldossary; Madden NFL 19 Bowl Champion Drini "Drini" Gjoka; Madden NFL 18 Bowl Champion Seamus "Young Kiv" Kivlen; Pro Apex Legends competitors Eric "Snip3down" Wrona and Bowen "Monsoon" Fuller
  • Activision Blizzard Esports participants include: Matthew "Super" DeLisi of the defending Grand Finals champions San Francisco Shock (OWL); world champion Seth "Scump" Abner of the Chicago Huntsmen (CDL), and Li Xiaomeng, or "Liooon", the first woman to win the Hearthstone Grand Masters Global Finals this past November
Seth "Scump" Abner proudly holding his Real Heroes jersey, courtesy of Activison.
Seth "Scump" Abner proudly holding his Real Heroes jersey, courtesy of Activison.

"Activision Blizzard Esports is incredibly proud to take part in the Real Heroes project. We believe strongly that a unified sports world can create cultural impact to do good and inspire. As you can see from our players, we wanted to simply say a heartfelt thank you to the real heroes," said Daniel Cherry, CMO of Activision Blizzard Esports.

"I am really honored to be a part of the Real Heroes Project. It's so important to shine a light on those on the front lines during a time like this, and to do so alongside the biggest names in sports, including my Chicago's own Jonathan Toews, is truly special. Huge shoutout to Dr. Henry Ostman and all of our heroes owning the fight against Covid-19," said COD League player Scump.

"Today's healthcare workers risk their safety on a daily basis to keep our communities are safe and are the epitome of real heroes. I'm proud to be a part of the Real Heroes project and honor the selfless individuals who are fighting the virus head on. It was extremely special for me to recognize Dr. Tomas Diaz and all other medical professionals who are helping us find peace and reassurance during a time of chaos and uncertainty," said OWL player Super.

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