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Mike Tyson invests in esports team, plans to build new gaming facility

Published: 24/May/2019 1:25 Updated: 24/May/2019 2:17

by Alan Bernal

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Hall of Fame boxing champion Mike Tyson is jumping into esports by making a “strategic investment” into a rising organization, and will also look to build a new gaming facility for them in Southern California.

Since retiring from the ring, Tyson has made huge leaps into numerous industries namely cannabis, “glamping” as well as entertainment, but he’s now adding esports to his growing portfolio of investments.

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Tyson retired from sports well over a decade ago, and is now going to make the transition into esports under a new partnership with esports org Fade 2 Karma, according to an ESPN report.

Mike Tyson TwitterThe former boxer has entered numerous industries and is now plunging into esports with his new investment.
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Fade 2 Karma describe themselves as a “professional esports and Gaming Entertainment organization” who are mainly involved in Heathstone.

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Tyson even had a chance to experience the Blizzard strategy card game with Fade 2 Karma’s talent during a May 22 stream.

“It was pretty awesome.” Tyson said. “I had the opportunity to really engage with some millennials, which I never really actually do. 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.”

Although specific figures weren’t disclosed, Tyson and co have big plans with Fade 2 Karma and are going to produce a huge esports entertainment venue named simply The Ranch House.

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alliestrasza TwitterTyson joined the F2K team during a Twitch livestream.
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What’s The Ranch House going to include?

With his investment in Fade 2 Karma, the team will be creating a new streaming structure that will house everything to facilitate esport events and more.

The structure will reportedly have a stage for tournaments, streaming rooms to broadcast from, a rooftop party deck, all while being adjoined to a new production studio which will be ran by Fade 2 Karma.

alliestrasza_ InstagramTyson with F2K streamer alliestrasza_ after announcing their partnership.
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The former boxer will be joining a surge of personalities who have been making the leap into esports including Rick Fox, Shaquille O’Neal, Stephen Curry and much more.

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It’s still unknown when Fade 2 Karma are planning on launching this mega media structure, but it looks like it will be equipped to handle numerous operations once it opens.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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