Dallas Oil Magnate Reportedly Invests $35 Million in Overwatch League Esports Team

As the father of a teenage son, I've learned a few things by osmosis about the amazing popularity of esports. On a weekend not long ago when the Rocket League championship game was being played, my son joined thousands of others around the planet in watching the match live. For the uninitiated, Rocket League is a video game in which three-person teams play soccer by driving remote-controlled cars around a field. (I'm sure that description will offend someone with its over-simplicity, but that's what it looks like to me). And Rocket League is one of many such competitive gaming leagues.So with that backdrop, this story from ESPN came into play. Citing anonymous sources, it describes one of the biggest acquisitions of an esports team in the growing industry's history -- $35 million to move Team EnVyUs from Charlotte to Dallas for a spot in video game maker Activision Blizzard's upcoming Overwatch League.  Continue reading...

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