Fedor Holz Invests in eSports Firm Envy GamingJanuary 2, 2018 4:06 pm
Fedor Holz recently invested some of his poker winnings into Envy Gaming, an eSports firm whose outfits include Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel. The 24 year-old pro first became interested in the company through a close friendship with one of Team Envy’s former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, who subsequently introduced him to Envy CEO Mike “Hastr0” Rufail.
Since then, Holz has developed a keen interest in the increasingly popular eSports industry, with Envy Gaming a natural fit for him considering that in 2016 it was honored with the eSports Team of the Year award. Commenting upon his now becoming a minority stake holder, Holz explained:
“I like to invest in things that I’m emotionally connected to, because I feel that I contribute the most but I also get the most out of it. I like Envy, I like to watch, I like the way they build their infrastructure and team, take care of their players. And it was just a corporation I wanted to be a part of in some way.”
Throughout his poker career, Holz has earned $26,701,371 in live tournament winnings, making him Germany’s most successful poker player. The pro says that he believes that he can now impart some of his considerable experience to the company’s team of eSport players in order to help them adjust their mindsets and cope better with the pressures of competitive sports. One of the ways in which he is planning on doing this is by introducing an app called Primed Mind to the players, which he helped develop alongside poker mind coach Elliot Roe.
Last month, Holz shared with his 43,000 Twitter followers that he wore a Team EnVy jersey in 2016 when he won his first WSOP bracelet at the $111,111 High Roller for One-Drop event for $4,981,775. In 2017, Holz then cashed in 15 tournaments for a total payout of $6,380,187, making it his second most successful to date. Looking ahead, the number of appearances Holz is likely to make sporting his company’s logo is sure to increase, especially now that he has also secured another sponsorship deal after being recruited to Team partypoker.