The Esports industry is in its early stage, but even so the industry is very lucrative as it stands. Esports recently has become a star among investors, in this half year alone many big investors have joined the industry be it directly or indirectly and the list of these investors also includes some big A-list celebrities on it. Below is a list of some celebrities that are investing in esports.
Drake, is a famous Hip-Hop/Rap artist who recently ventured into esports with investing into Player’s Lounge (a player wagering site). Drake has always been active in the esports circuit, with him actively playing Fortnite live with the famous streamer Ninja. Drake have always shown interest in gaming and also co-owns 100Thieves .
Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion turned celebrity recently announced about his investment in esports team Fade 2 Karma . Fade 2 Karma is a Hearthstone team at its core with the inclusion of various streamers across the Globe.
Fade 2 Karma will be collaborating with Mike Tyson on creating new content and also in the construction of The Ranch House, which will include a new streaming facility and a production studio.
Will Smith have made series of investments into esports through his Dreamers Fund. Will Smith is an A-list Hollywood actor who is sort after for his big roles in movies like I Am Legend, Hancock and recent release Aladdin. Will Smith’s Dreamer Fund recently made investments in esports organisation Gen G ., which owns several teams across esports circuit but is best known for their esports team Seoul Dynasty in Overwatch League. Gen G. is Smith’s biggest investment till date into esports.
The Weeknd is another famous singer on the list of celebs invested in esports.[…]