Report: Milwaukee Bucks Co-Owner Buys Into League of Legends for $2.5 Million
Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens is to become the latest NBA official to buy into esports with his purchase of Cloud9 Challenger’s League Championship Series spot.
The American businessman is also reportedly purchasing the contracts of four of the team’s players, to the tune of $2.5 million. The contracts include top and mid
It’s not clear at this point what the name or brand of the team will be, as both the Bucks and Cloud9 declined to comment on the sale.
Esports has seen a surge in popularity with NBA players and owners alike, in recent months. Assuming the sale goes through, Edens will be the fourth NBA owner in the NA LCS. Earlier in the month, the Houston Rockets brought on Sebastian Park as the NBA’s first Director of Esports.