Apart from financial investments by traditional sports athletes and owners, there is also a growing genuine interest in competitive video games within mainstream sports. More and more sports athletes want to try their hand at e-sports, thus making for an interesting blend of two very different communities. (more…)
With the continual growth of E-sports, its representation and opportunity for investment has expanded to traditional sports media. There have been several cases of popular sports athletes investing in, owning, or even playing in competitive gaming teams. As it turns out, NBA forward Jonas Jerebko seems to be doing all three. (more…)
On Wednesday the NBA announced its partnership with game developer Take Two Interactive to kickstart an NBA 2K competitive gaming league. The so called “NBA 2K E-League” marks the first United States sports based competitive gaming tournament. The E-League is planned to kickstart sometime in 2018.