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Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
Platform Console
Favorite Games FIFA, Madden, NBA 2K

The world spotlight has a way of finding greatness, no matter where it is. As a child growing up in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Joel Embiid had made the decision to pivot to basketball after previously thinking he’d dominate the world of European volleyball. It wasn’t too long before he caught the eye of his countryman, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, at his basketball camp. At the age of 16, and with Mbah a Moute as his mentor, he moved to the US and prepared to make his mark on the basketball world. Despite having difficulties adjusting to life in America, and having to learn English, Joel soon started making noise in basketball circles. After leading his high school team to a state championship, he attended Kansas for a year, collected a number of awards, including All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, and then made the leap to the league.

Joel says that he’s been driven by a singular focus to “be somebody”, and that fire has made itself evident in his young career, with Joel already making it to the All-Rookie First Team, the All-NBA Second Team, and the Eastern Conference All-Star roster.

“The Process” has been a gamer for most of his life, cutting his teeth on the Playstation. Early on he couldn’t play as much as he wanted, as his mom would take away console privileges if his grades were below her standards. However, now that he’s in the league, Joel takes advantage of his down time in between practices and NBA games by getting his gaming on.

Joel uses HyperX headsets because Joel likes to talk a heap of trash, and Joel knows that when he’s all up in your ear about the beatdown he’s dishing out, HyperX headsets make sure he’s coming through crystal clear. If you’re going up against Joel, make sure you bring your A-game, because he’s bringing his, and you’re definitely going to hear about it.


Get to know Joel with these exclusive videos.

  • Joel Embiid – Pro NBA Player & Avid Gamer
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