This week in esports: OpTic Gaming, LEC, Ticketmaster, Hall of Fame

This week in esports has seen the most prominent organisational acquisition to date, a mainstream company getting further involved in the industry, Riot Games announcing more sponsors for LEC, and three legends being inducted into Esports Insider’s Hall of Fame.

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Immortals officially acquires Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Immortals Gaming Club OpTic Gaming
Image credit: OpTic Gaming

Immortals Gaming Club officially acquired Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the parent company of OpTic Gaming and Houston Outlaws.

Neil Leibman and Ray Davis of Texas Esports will become shareholders in the company, which has added OpTic Gaming to its list of properties that also includes Immortals, MIBR, Los Angeles Valiant, and Gamers Club.

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Riot Games adds Warner Music and Tchibo as LEC sponsors

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Image credit: Riot Games

Riot Games brought in even more sponsors for the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

Warner Music will act as the official music partner of the LEC for the 2019 Summer Split, with coffee brand Tchibo becoming the first national partner of the competition in the DACH region.

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Golden Guardians and Warriors Gaming Squad partner with Ticketmaster

Golden Guardians Ticketmaster
Photo credit: Riot Games

NBA franchise Golden State Warriors has expanded its partnership with Ticketmaster to cover its esports properties: LCS franchise Golden Guardians and NBA 2K team Warriors Gaming Squad.

Ticketmaster will also be the official ticketing partner and founding partner of the Chase Center, the sports and entertainment complex owned by the Warriors.

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Meet the Esports Insider Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Esports Insider inducted three more industry legends into its Hall of Fame, adding to the Class of 2018 that included Jason ‘1’ Lake, Michal ‘Carmac’ Blicharz, and Chris Puckett.

The Class of 2019, which was announced at Nixon Peabody LLP’s office in Los Angeles, comprises of Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez, Heather “SapphiRe” Garrozo, and Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham.

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