Financial details of the Washington Redskins athlete’s investment have not been disclosed at the time of writing.
Amish Shah, Founder and Chairman of ReKTGlobal discussed the addition of Collins to the company’s roster of investors: “Landon is a passionate gamer who can go head to head against esports pros and beat them. A legend on and off the field, Collins is a great fit to add to our all-star list of investors. We are thrilled to welcome him to our organization and growing family.”
ReKTGlobal has a host of other celebrity investors, including the likes of Nicky Romero, Marco “Tainy” Masís, Lex Borrero, members of Imagine Dragons, and DJ Steve Aoki. Just a couple of months after streamer and Fortnite competitor Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo acquired equity in the company, French NBA player Rudy Gobert was announced as an investor.
Collins commented on his decision to invest in the company: “Esports is one of the most lucrative industries right now and its future is bright. As a professional athlete and a passionate gamer, I understand and appreciate what ReKTGlobal is doing to further connect the worlds of traditional sports and esports. I love competition and the competitive nature of the gaming industry and I’m excited to enter a new realm of competition through my investment with ReKTGlobal and Rogue.”
ReKTGlobal acquired direct-to-consumer fan engagement platform Fullcube and announced its Call of Duty League franchise London Royal Ravens in October.
Esports Insider says: ReKTGlobal is on a roll when it comes to bringing celebrities and athletes into esports, we’re just unsure if the company is utilising the potential awareness and exposure it can get from having this calibre of roster. Nonetheless, it clearly has a rather enticing offer for investors and – with its recent acquisitions – it doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all on building up its portfolio.