The world of esports is evolving rapidly and so are the professional organizations that run it. Zla FaZe is among the most popular in the world. We talked to him at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 Zla FaZe CEO Lee Trink, investor Troy Carter, and Nick Kolcheff, better known NICKMERCS, on the transformer industry scene.
Carter first described the motivation behind his investment interest in the FaZe Clan. “My diligence in this process was different from the diligence I usually do in companies because I went and asked my son, who was 14 years old at the time, what do you think I was investing in FaZe, and he clarified “He clarified,” Carter told Jordan Crook, moderator and Editor-in-Chief of TechCrunch.
As a veteran presenter, Kolcheff also shed some light on the ethics of his work and the way he continues his production. “I’ve been a star for 10 years now, so it ‘s getting to a point where it’s like that … I’m going to go to bed a few days after Kolcheff said.’ “/ 7 is where I think it just becomes your routine and your life and that’s what it’s for me.”
Kolcheff addresses the responsibilities of streamers to act responsibly and the challenges that can arise for young streamers as their impact expands rapidly. “A lot of these kids jump on the internet quickly and go from like four or five viewers to hundreds of thousands and then they have to be more vigilant – as if you weren’t saying all these crazy things.”
NICKMERCS across the platform with 4.3 million Twitch followers and more than 2.8 million YouTube subscribers boasting a significant following. He talked about how to balance his follow-up and also competed professionally.
“I think one of the best things about FaZe for me is that I’m already busy one day with everything I go with and YouTube and everything,” Kolcheff told TechCrunch. “You know, a lot of other organs are always out there trying to take you away from certain things and put even more on your plate, and that’s fine, but like me, I already have enough on my own. So I need to. “People who will support what I do.”
Trink recently reached an agreement with eSports Turner “Tfue” Tenny after a 15-month legal dispute over his contract and sponsorship deals, and discussed how the group hoped to make its athletes happy with their contracts.
“We continue to review contracts as we go. Because the industry is moving at such a pace that it needs to, we are doing a research on what our contracts are about and what our rights are.” no, what is the duty, and we review it twice a year and because the contracts expire we have a chance, we do new ones and there is another opportunity to say is it right? ”Trink said.
Trink says the industry is evolving very fast and that “getting everything perfect” is not always easy.
“My philosophy around the FaZe Clan and the industry is different from a year ago, it’s different from six months ago,” Trink says. “You know, we really live here like dog years. I was CEO for about two years, it feels like decades to me.”
Watch the full interview below: