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Mark Cuban Among Group That Has Raised $7M For ESports Company Unikrn

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 15

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban is part of an investor group that has raised $7M for Unikrn, a Seattle-based eSports company that allows for legal wagering around competitive video game matches and tournaments. Cuban participated in the funding round along with Binary Capital, Advancit Capital, Freelands...

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