OpTic Gaming is expanding its reach in the esports world by teaming up with Texas Rangers co-owner and Summer Energy CEO Neil Leibman.
According to ESPN, Leibman led a group of investors, which helped OpTic secure a $20 million Overwatch League spot in Houston.
The OWL is the first of its kind to follow a city-based structure, bringing esports more in line with traditional sport leagues.
Leibman is one of many to invest in the rapidly growing world of esports. Back in July, Rangers board member Kenneth Hersh also bought into the esports trade investing $35 million in Team EnVyUs.
Both OpTic and EnVyUS recently announced plans to relocate their headquarters to Dallas.
OpTic owner Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez told gaming website Dexerto that the move could possibly bring all of OpTic’s professional gaming teams to a centralized location in Dallas.
The team also has advanced to Phase 2 of the application process required to be apart of the North American League of Legends Championship Series, according to ESPN.
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