According to a report by ESPN Esports’ Jacob Wolf, OpTic Gaming has found a non-endemic investor in the Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. The report details that Texas Rangers co-owner and CEO of Summer Energy Neil Lebman will be leading the investment group into OpTic Gaming.
Fresh off a deal with Chipotle and signing an all-European CS:GO squad, OpTic Gaming will now turn their sights to acquiring an Overwatch League team and a North America LCS franchise spot. The Overwatch league is famed for the high end price of a spot ($20 million) and the fact that all teams are required to create a seperate brand for the league itself.
OpTic applying for an LCS spot is less secure, as the team will join nearly 100 organizations in applying for a franchise spot that will cost a cool $13 million, but OpTic is currently on Riot’s “short list” per sources. The team has acquired the services of League of Legends writer James “Obscurica” Chen to scout out players for a prospective team.
OpTic’s rival organization Team EnVyUs has also been said to be moving to Texas with an Overwatch League spot after a reportedly $35 million investment from Chaney Sports Group out of Dallas, Texas.
Source | ESPN
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