Rapper and purveyor of completely legitimate games consoles Soulja Boy is now looking to set up his own esports team. Taking to Twitter to announce his plans, he said: “Playing @PlayApex on Xbox gamer tag Souljaboytellem add me I’m online now recruiting gamers for e sports team.”
— Soulja Boy “Draco” (@souljaboy) February 19, 2019
Naturally, people were more than ready with the memes, with most people wanting to know why Soulja Boy wasn’t playing Apex Legends on his own console…
@souljaboy why aren’t you playing on your console?
— Carson Marlow (@LazerChimera) February 20, 2019
To bad I only play on the Soulja Console pic.twitter.com/9t4sRloUBr
— kyroPac ? (@Vice1233) February 19, 2019
If you missed the big fuss about Soulja Boy’s various tech products, then let me fill you in. The rapper has recently tried to launch a series of consoles, smart watches and even a hover board, all with Soulja Boy branding.
The consoles were basically just emulators with a focus on playable Nintendo games.
Iconic old games like The Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Yoshi’s Islandwere apparently available on the console, but it’s also reportedly able to play the likes of the recently-released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Obviously Nintendo wasn’t going to allow this to happen, and despite the claims having been dismissed by Soulja Boy, it’s now believed that Nintendo took some form of legal action against the rapper.
That console is now no longer up for sale.
bro why aren’t you playing on the soulja game console ???!
— Cloudy Isaac (@CloudyIsaac) February 19, 2019
Watch out, this guy might rebrand Apex to soulja-pex and try selling it to ya for 100$
— GAM3OVARIES73 (@GIRTHQUAKE73) February 19, 2019
Maybe Soulja Boy will have more luck with an esports team…?
Featured Image Credit: Soulja Boy/Instagram