The Philadelphia 76ers Acquire Two Esports Teams

In a more bizarre story of the day, the Philadelphia 76ers have acquired two esports teams : Dignitas and Apex.  This makes the 76ers the first North American professional sports team to own an esports team.

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Terms were not initially discussed.  Dignitas has been around for 13 years and has teams competing in five games: Overwatch, Counterstrike Go, League of Legends, Smite, and Heroes of the Storm. Apex is a newer team but has a spot in the highly competitive LCS.

Our Take

We expect this is only the first of many more similar announcements to come.  Esports are growing rapidly and as it’s a largely untapped market in mainstream North America, we believe more and more companies will begin to tap into it.  The next decade is going to be very interesting for gaming!

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