The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired an eSports team. Under the deal, Team Dignitas and Apex Gaming's League of Legends team – which will compete under the name Team Dignitas – will be merged and managed by the basketball team.

This is the first eSports acquisition from a major North American sports team. According to the Sixers, it will manage Team Dignitas' daily operations and also provide support with endorsements, branding, and more.

[Source: The Rift Herald]


Our Take
The Sixers can afford to expand beyond the court, since they're obviously not overspending on player salaries.