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E-Sports attracting big name celebs to invest


E-sports have surged in popularity over the past few years and this has seen many players go from rags to riches in fairy-tale championship wins. With many turning to e-sports to invest in various teams and organizations, it comes as no surprise that many big name celebrities have turned their attention to e-sports. This is good not jus


t for the celebrities but, for the players themselves as they can get useful links to the business world in sports and hopefully come together to unionise and protect player’s interests. Here are just a few of the celebrities who have turned to investing in e-sports:

                                                                        Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki


In the world of music, Steve Aoki is a powerhouse producer and executive. He decided to expand his ventures by investing in Rogue, a fairly new organization that caters to Overwatch teams as well as others in Call of Duty.




Ashton Kutcher and Mark CubanAshton Kutcher

Both Ashton Kutcher and Mark Cuban invested in Unikrn, a platform for e-sports betting, with Mark putting up $7 million.

Rodger Saffold

NLF player Rodger Saffold is the co-founder of Rise Nation, an e-sports organization that has teams in Overwatch and Call of Duty. The teams have a few championship titles under their belt.

Rick Fox

Former NBA player, Rick Fox is the owner of a multiple game brand called Echo Fox that is quite successful on the e-sport circuit.

Jeremy Lin

NBA player Jeremy Lin is part of an e-sports team called Vici Gaming that takes part in regular Dota international tournaments and before this, he was a long-time spectator of e-sports championships.

Magic Johnson PicMagic Johnson

NBA Hall of Famer, Magic Johnson is known for being a world class basketball player as well as a smart and savvy businessman who has a net worth of more than $400 million. In addition to all of his other ventures, he co-owns aXiomatic, an investment group that controls successful e-sports team, Team Liquid.

There are many other big name celebrities who have turned their sights to e-sports and they have not only brought their money to e-sports but, they have brought their wisdom and experience in the business world especially with regards to sports. With solid partnerships and global interest, e-sports can only grow bigger from here and soon, many of the players will be rivalling some big names in sports entertainment with regards to earnings.

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