Marvin Vettori, an Italian MMA fighter who competes in the UFC as a middleweight, has invested in the esports group QLASH. Esports Insider broke the story. The deal’s financial specifics were kept under wraps. Other elite athletes, in addition to Vettori, have invested in QLASH. Previously, the club had invested in Victor Cameras of “Betis,” as well as poker professionals Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Jeff Gross.
The news comes after Qlash was named ‘Best Italian Team’ at the Italian Esports Awards for the second year in a row. “I am happy to be a part of the creative project that Qlash is carrying out,” Marvin Vettori stated of his choice to invest in Qlash. Esports, in my opinion, are the future and an opportunity for future generations. I believe Qlash will propel the industry forward, and I am excited to be a part of it.”
“Marvin Vettori joining QLASH illustrates how important it is for us to combine forces with the sports world,” said Luca Pagano, Co-Founder, and CEO of QLASH. We want to be a bridge between traditional sports and esports every day, and having a world-class UFC fighter join QLASH as both an investor and a talent validates that.
QLASH was founded in Italy and has grown its brand through agreements with AC Milan and Villarreal CF, as well as organizations like Sky TV and Red Bull. In 2016, QLASH was established. She is the owner of ten teams in various sports, including FIFA, NBA, Call of Duty, PUBG, Brawl Stars, and StarCraft II. Previously, the club ran a crowdfunding effort in which it received over a million euros in fundraising. The group just announced its entry into Latin America and cooperation with Flamengo Esports, a Brazilian organization.