WATCH | As a result of the massive influx of viewers to the world of competitive gaming, prominent names and groups have been investing heavily into professional eSports teams to gain entry into the market. The 76ers, for example, were the first big-league team to invest.
Shaquille O'Neal, Alex Rodriguez and Jimmy Rollins announced as NRG partners! https://t.co/7imQgwJJ7E— NRG Esports (@NRGgg) March 17, 2016
Shaquille O'Neal is just one of many to have put money into pro teams.
Other investors include:
- DJ Steve Aoki with Rogue
- Basketball legend Magic Johnson with Team Liquid
- Lakers veteran Rick Fox with Echo Fox
The expansion of competitive gaming has even led billionaire Mark Cuban to support Unikrn, an eSports betting company, with the investment of $7 million.
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