The founder of UK organisation Bulldog eSports has published a vlog saying he’s looking for investors and is setting up an academy.
Founder Tony “Newts” Newton said: “We’re opening our doors again for co-owners. We don’t have investors here because I think if you’re going to invest money into an organisation you should have a say in it.
“The amount you invest really depends on what else you bring to the table. You more you do and the more value you bring with your time, the less money you have to put in.
“Speak to us and we’ll see what we can do.”
He added: “It took us probably £20,000+ to get to where we are. If I was starting out now, I wouldn’t even start again – I’d buy another org and cut out the first year and a bit of costly mistakes, and getting your name out there.
“I don’t want to be part of an amateur organisation, I want to be better than that. I don’t want to be mediocre – it’s what pushes us. I want to take that next step and we’re close.”
“I’d rather have a smaller part of something than all of nothing. I don’t want to be part of an amateur organisation, I want to be better than that. I don’t want to be mediocre – it’s what pushes us. I want to take that next step and we’re close. But like everything we could do with more money.”
Newts also said he’s excited about the upcoming League of Legends UK Masters Summer 2017 Split.
“Hopefully we’ll qualify and do well in that,” he commented. “We’ve improved our mid (replacing Nyx with Moon).
[Coach] “Mac thought that was an issue so we’ve got a strong mid and we’ve brought in a new support.”
Newts also revealed that Bulldog is looking for content creators and is starting an academy.
“All those people that feel they need some guidance and think they’ll benefit from it, then get in touch and we might work together. Hopefully we do and we’ll see where we take it,” he said.
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