Coffee and gaming?
That combination could be coming soon. San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence answered questions about opening a coffee gaming shop on the #AskGaryVee video show and podcast with Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of digital agency VaynerMedia.
“I’m a gamer. … I don’t know if I’m going to be a professional gamer because they’re incredibly talented and on a next level,” said Pence in response to Vaynerchuk asking if he was going to have a double athletic career.
“There was a time when I could have been professional at World of Warcraft, not that it’s like a professional thing. … What I want to be involved in potentially is, I love Twitch streaming, but I love tournaments. So, hoping to run tournaments. We’re opening a coffee shop that’s going to be a coffee shop, board games. I love Magic Gathering.”
Pence is one of several athletes—current and former—who is interested in esports, according to sporttechie.com. Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin endorses a Dota 2 team and is also a recent investor in gaming platform Plays.tv. Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko became the owner of esports franchise Detroit Renegades last August.