Fedor Holz Invests in Esports1 year ago
We ran a piece last month, listing the vast number of new things Holz got involved with ever since he announced he’s retiring from professional poker in July 2016. Those include starting his own mind coaching company Primed - this seemed to be his primary focus - interviewing the WSOP Main Event winner Scott Blumstein, and, of course, keep crushing the high rollers as a recreational player now - his latest achievement is winning Event1 in PokerStars’ online high roller series.
Now, he can cross another thing off on his bucket list: he announced on Twitter he’s investing in the Esport organization Team Envy.
Team Envy - sometimes referred to as Team EnvyUs or “Boys in Blue”, is a group that comprises of many teams competing in a variety of games like Call of Duty, Counter-Strike and Overwatch under the same name. Founded in 2007, they started off as a 2-player team playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but by now they have grown into a multi-game organization with serious achievements in the Esport world. For example, they finished second twice back to back in COD at the MLG Pro Circuit - National Championship in 2008 and 2009, winning $4,000 both times.
As Holz pointed out in his tweet, he wore their blue jersey at the final table in the 2016 WSOP One Drop when he won his only bracelet.
The exact amount CrownUpGuy put up has not been disclosed, all that is known is that he has become a minority shareholder in the company, according to ESPN Esports. Holz got familiar with Esports through his friend Nathan "NBK" Schmitt, a former Counter-Strike player with Team Envy who introduced him to the team’s CEO Mike Rufail.
"I like to invest in things that I'm emotionally connected to it, because I feel that I contribute the most but I also get the most out of it," Holz told ESPN. He also added that he enjoys watching Envy playing, and he likes the team’s infrastructure and the way they treat their players, hence the fondness.
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