By Steffan Powell
Newsbeat gaming reporter

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"We're giving our fans a chance to own a piece of the future," Sam Mathews tells Newsbeat.

Fnatic, one of the most established esports brands, is offering people a chance to buy a small portion of its business.

Sam, the boss of team, says fan ownership could become more common in esports.

"There's no truer way of bringing fans on your journey than giving an actual opportunity to own a piece of it."

The team recently secured nearly £7.5 million in private funding but wants a small percentage of the business – about 1.5% – to be owned by fans.

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"Until now there hasn't really been a way for fans of esports to join their favourite teams," Sam says.