Mike Tyson brought the pain throughout his heavyweight career by way of 44 knockouts. Now in 2019, 14 years after retirement he’s finding a new avenue to bring the pain through the world of esports.
On Thurday, Tyson announced his investment in Fade 2 Karma, the professional esports team best known for there time in Hearthstone. As part of that partnership, Fade 2 Karma will construct a new streaming facility near another one of Tysons’ ventures Tyson Ranch, a marijuana company.
The previous day Tyson spent time with many of Fade 2 Karmas’ players joining in on a live-streaming session and marking the first time he would play Hearthstone. Speaking with ESPN he reflected on his expereiences with the team. “It was pretty awesome. I had the opportunity to really engage with some millennials, which I never really actually do,” Tyson told ESPN on Thursday. “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.”
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