Published By: Ritayan Basu
Last Updated: December 08, 2023, 16:43 IST
Los Angeles, United States of America (USA)
Chicharito at Manchester United (X)
Javier Hernandez joined the eSports team Complexity to play Call of Duty.
Everyone who’s seen Manchester United playing in the early 2010s will also remember a Mexican – who was mostly used as a super sub – scoring many crucial goals for them. Yes, we are talking about Javier Hernandez, who’s commonly known as Chicharito. Well, Hernandez, a player of MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy very recently, has made quite a name for himself in the eSports arena. Anyone who follows him on social media will know the fact that he’s quite a pro player of the action-game series, Call of Duty.
Following his ACL injury during the 2023 MLS season, doubled by the expiration of his contract with LA Galaxy has joined the eSports team Complexity.
Expressing his passion for gaming, Chicharito shared his excitement about joining Complexity Stars, emphasizing the opportunity to connect with fans through content creation and event hosting away from the football field. The former Real Madrid striker has embraced the gaming community, running his Twitch account where he streams Call of Duty for his followers.
Chicharito teamed up with popular streamer Pokimane to gift subscriptions to some of her viewers. Pokimane, introducing Chicharito to her audience, expressed admiration for a high-profile figure like him enjoying gaming on Twitch for leisure. She encouraged her fans to check out his channel, CH14, highlighting his current role with LA Galaxy and celebrating the uniqueness of a renowned athlete engaging with the gaming community.
Hernandez, made a significant impact during his tenure with the Red Devils, notching an impressive 59 goals in 150 appearances. His time with Manchester United included securing two Premier League titles and reaching the 2011 Champions League final.
After his spell with United, he joined Real Madrid on loan in 2014-15 where he’s remembered for his late winner against city rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
Hernandez then had spells with Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham United and Sevilla before shifting his base to the US in 2020. He has represented his country Mexico in more than 100 matches, lifting the CONCACAF Gold Cup – the continent’s premier international tournament – in 2011.