Pro players/teams should start their own marketing company [organization] and take some of that sticker money to create their own products.
I have said, for a years now, that pro players don't know their value and don't know how to build a business/brand. If you're lazy, or dumb, you have a middle man do all the business stuff for you and you accept the massive reduction in pay. I hope Astralis is very successful and that success encourages/inspires other players to become businessmen instead of just another employee.
Originally Posted by wmoftw
not really realistic. the only one to do this was fatal1ty, can't think of anywhere else that accomplished anything even close. DKT had some products, but in his case you're still using another company to create the mouse, distribute and sell it.
maybe they can try making a mouse or a pad, but you're still left with the issue of needing capital. it's way too expensive to start a mouse company that solely exists to only sell products marketed after one player
fnatic has the right idea so far, own the company and cut out the middle man. way more feasible for teams to do it than players.
it's not a dumb/lazy thing, it's numbers. I doubt there's enough e-sports fans to justify that kind of purchase.