Taiwanese superstar, Jay Chou, has announced that he will be opening his own eSport brand called MRJ. Under the guidance of Special Force competitive player, Polo, he will be the one guiding the team to enter the 2016 League of Legends Masters Series.
Jay Chou will overlook the team’s progress and not be an active player. Other than League of Legends, the MRJ brand is also looking to expand to other games like StarCraft 2 and Counter-Strike. The MRJ branding isn’t exactly new: it is Jay Chou’s branding arm that expands to fashion, FnB outlets, and talent management, just to name a few.
MRJ is currently recruiting players for its League of Legends team, but of course, it’s only for those who are in Taiwan. Jay Chou’s LoL team isn’t the first celebrity-supported team to join the LMS 2016. The first to do so in this tournament is Jeffrey Huang with his team, Machi E-Sports.
To some, it doesn’t come as a surprise as Jay Chou has expressed that he has always been a fan of the game. Earlier this year, he even became a spokesperson for League of Legends in China.