One of the biggest stars on Twitch, Ibai, met up with Lionel Messi at his unveiling for Paris St. Germain, and the ex-Barcelona legend had a message for the viewers.
Messi has officially made his switch from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. From rags to riches to even more riches, the Blaugrana lifer officially signed with his new club after Barca confirmed they weren’t going to re-sign one of the greatest players to ever lace them up.
After clearing physicals and inking the two-year contract worth about $41 million USD per season, PSG and fans worldwide are anxiously awaiting Messi’s grand reveal.
Ibai, one of Twitch’s biggest creators worldwide, got himself an invitation for the special event – and met up with the man of the moment.
Ibai at Messi PSG reveal stream
Messi met with Ibai and spoke to him about his move, and being on Twitch. Messi has only ever appeared on Twitch once before, when he made a phone call to Argentina teammate Sergio Agüero.
Speaking to Ibai, Messi said “I am tired from yesterday, but I really want to start training.” Ibai asked, “You’ve never been on Twitch, huh?”, and Messi responds “Never. Well, just by voice.”
Ibai then asked Messi if he had a message for the tens of thousands of viewers watching on in chat.
“All the best. This is my first appearance on Twitch, although it won’t be long, I appreciate you being there.”
This is a big moment for Ibai, but also for his community and Twitch generally – indicating how famous these big streamers are, that they’re now rubbing shoulders with the likes of Messi.
Who is Ibai?
A former League of Legends caster, Ibai has been one of the biggest streamers on Twitch for years and a huge Spanish personality that’s been breaking records on the platform.
He’s catapulted his audience growth and has started rubbing shoulders with high-profile celebs lately. He’s been seen with Barca striker Sergio Aguero, who’s also an occasional Twitch streamer, pulling up to Lionel Messi’s farewell party.
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Ibai’s built an audience of 7 million strong on Twitch and about 6.4 million subs on YouTube. Now he’s stepping into bigger spotlights with the likes of football’s finest.