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Usain Bolt going for gold with esports investment

Usain Bolt going for gold with esports investment


The ‘fastest man on earth’, superstar athlete Usain Bolt, has become a co-owner of Dublin-based esports organisation, company WYLDE, which runs teams in various esports titles including Valorant, Rocket League, Rainbow: Six Siege and FIFA.

WYLDE was founded two years ago by Steve Daly, a former investment banker at JP Morgan, and David Cronin, former President & Chief Executive of the American Ireland Funds and a founding shareholder of Irish technology QUMAS. According to a statement from the company, its goal is to become one of the biggest brands in the esports world: “Usain Bolt will support WYLDE’s mission to identify, empower and support talent whilst adopting a strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity,” the statement said. “As a co-owner and an active member of the leadership team, Usain will be involved in a range of activities focused on elevating WYLDE’s growing brand.”

Usain Bolt said. “I look forward to working with the WYLDE leadership team to help our players to reach their potential, while also taking care of their physical and mental wellbeing.”