The amount that the 22-year-old American athlete has invested in the company has not been disclosed at the time of writing.
Fritz discussed the decision to invest in a release: “As the first tennis pro and youngest investor to date, I’m really excited to join the ReKTGlobal team. It’s a dream come true to invest in this fast-growing esports organization and follow my passion for competitive gaming. As the esports industry continues to blow up and go mainstream, I’m looking forward to collaborating with the team and making magic happen. Livestreaming with the Rogue squad and DrLupo will be a fun bonus too.”
ReKTGlobal has a host of other celebrity and athlete investors, including Nicky Romero, Marco “Tainy” Masís, Lex Borrero, members of Imagine Dragons, DJ Steve Aoki, Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo, Rudy Gobert, and Landon Collins.
Amish Shah, Founder and Chairman of ReKTGlobal commented: “Taylor Fritz is a rising star, both in tennis and esports. In addition to his role as our latest investor, Taylor is an avid gamer who takes his PlayStation on the road so that when he has downtime or is in need of a release, he can jump on the sticks and play Fortnite and Call of Duty. He truly knows his stuff when it comes to the esports industry, teams, and players so we’re very excited to welcome him to the ReKTGlobal family.”
Esports Insider says: We’re not sure what ReKTGlobal is saying to all of these celebrities and athletes to bring them on board but it obviously has an appealing pitch. It must have the largest roster of notable investors by now, but it’s all about how it works with the capital and the potential publicity to be gained.