Aerial Powers is busy and booked this offseason. Team Liquid, a Netherlands and U.S.-based esports organization announced Wednesday afternoon that the Washington Mystics guard and avid streamer has joined the global esports organization as its Brand and Diversity Ambassador. Ted Leonsis, the Mystics’ principal owner is an investor in Axiomatic, a managing company that owns Team Liquid.
In a welcome video from Team Liquid, Powers can be seen dribbling a basketball, gaming, and of course, rocking her very large Mystics championship ring.
The 26-year-old signed with Ford Model’s Esports and Gaming division in October 2020.
Powers took to Twitter to talk about how excited she is to be a part of the organization because “they already have a championship mentality”. “Their values and their goals align with mine,” Powers added. The 2019 WNBA champion mentioned her eagerness to win a championship in esports.
As a brand and diversity ambassador, Powers’ goal for esports is to make every woman and person of color feel included. “Females make up 48% of gamers and you wouldn’t know,” she said.
In another tweet, Powers thanked Co-CEO of Team Liquid Steve Arhancet for believing in her and trusting her to lead their Diversity and Inclusion task force. “It is a nod to the vision, hope and true willingness of you and Victor to lead the esports industry in TRANSFORMING the gaming space and making it inclusive for all,” Powers added.