Neil Leibman Creates Esports Holding Company Based In Dallas
MLB Rangers co-Owner Neil Leibman has created Infinite Esports & Entertainment, a holding company that includes OpTic Gaming along with other esports verticals he intends to develop out of a new Dallas HQ. OpTic, which sold Leibman and co-investor Chris Chaney a majority interest earlier this year, has also been offered a spot in Riot Games’ newly franchised North American League Championship Series, Leibman confirmed for the first time. OpTic will move all of its operations to Texas, he said.
Along with bankrolling OpTic’s entry fees for Overwatch ($20M) and the NA LCS ($13M), the Leibman-led capital infusion will also fund expansion into new games. OpTic’s Overwatch team, branded the Houston Outlaws, will also be a separate subsidiary, as will the original OpTic Gaming and its League of Legends team. Chaney will be President of Infinite, and Leibman will be Chair.
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