Olympian Gold medalist Usain Bolt won on and off the field, now in the boardroom. The Jamaican superstar is the co-owner of Esport company WYLDE.
The has announced it has a new co-owner, global sports star and world’s fastest man and eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt. WYLDE is a two years startup company based in Dublin, Ireland.
Co-founder Cronin said, “Usain coming on board takes WYLDE to the next level. With his vast competitive experience and Olympic-winning mentality, his guidance will be invaluable as we continue to build professional structures to support the development of our players”.
Speaking about his appointment, Bolt said, “WYLDE is on a journey to becoming one of the biggest brands in the fastest growing sport in the world. In esports, like in track and field, it’s critical to have that competitive, winning mentality. 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”.
Bolt’s new leadership is set to “identify and support new and existing talent, with a further emphasis on diversity and inclusivity.”
Such move by Bolt will make his fellow Jamaicans to take note and participate in esport.
According to Forbes, in partnership with its newest shareholder, WYLDE plans to host a Jamaican esports bootcamp later in 2022, adding to the squad’s recently established academy, which hopes to nurture gaming talent through community tournaments, professional coaching, and further WYLDE bootcamps across Europe.