Mike Tyson is the newest celebrity to make his way onto the esports scene by investing in the esports organization Fade 2 Karma. Tyson will join celebrities like Drake, Mark Cuban, and Stephen Curry who also have investments in esports teams.
Mike Tyson Invests in Fade 2 Karma
One of the greatest boxers to ever step foot in the ring is now stepping into the esports ring. Mike Tyson is known for crushing his opponents in the 80s and 90s, and being one of the most feared boxers in the world. Mike Tyson recently invested in esports organization Fade 2 Karma. Fade 2 Karma is a Hearthstone team and was founded in 2015. The team focuses on the CCG genre and has had some decent showings throughout the years. The organizations best finish was from their player Jack “J4ackieChan” Hutton in 2017 winning the Gamegune Major.
Fade 2 Karma’s official website isn’t fully operational, however, most of the team’s activity is on their Facebook page. The team’s mission is:
“to grow both our team and our community and we firmly believe that being positive role models is just good karma.”
With Mike Tyson’s investment, this will not only help build Fade 2 Karma as an esports organization but will help the team reach their mission faster.
— F2K (@Fade2Karma) May 24, 2019
How Will Mike Tysons Investment Help
ESPN reported that Fade 2 Karma will have a new stream facility in El Segundo, CA. The new location will be near Mike’s “Tyson Ranch” which is a marijuana company that he owns. The facility will be called “The Ranch House”. The setup will have private rooms for streaming, and a stage for tournaments.
The Ranch House will also have a party deck on the roof for content creation and promotion. Additionally, the will be an entertainment production studio that will be operated by the esports team. Tyson told ESPN,
“It was pretty awesome. I had the opportunity to really engage with some millennials, which I never really actually do. This is the first time, and I thought it was pretty awesome. We played Hearthstone. I really sucked real bad. You have to start somewhere. I played games before, so I’m going to start over and see what happens from here.”
With Mike Tyson’s latest involvement in esports, he joins the ranks of many other celebrities who have taken a dive into the growing industry such as Ashton Kutcher, Alex Rodriguez, Shaquille O’Neal and Drake.