Essendon buys an ETeam for Tulla

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Essendon buys an ETeam for Tulla

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Interesting
Essendon buys top-tier eSports team and plots video game glory
SAM EDMUND, Herald Sun
December 7, 2017 8:00pm

ESSENDON has become the latest professional Australian sporting organisation to buy an eSports team.

The Bombers have joined with Executive Sports and Entertainment to take ownership of top-tier team Abyss.

The team, likely to be renamed the Bombers, will be based at Essendon’s Tullamarine headquarters and compete in the League of Legends — a multiplayer online fantasy game.

It will next year compete in the Oceanic Pro League in an attempt to qualify for the eSports world championship, which this year sold out stadiums across China and offered a $1.5 million winner’s cheque.

Essendon chief marketing officer Justin Rodski said the club was committed to creating a professional culture and high-performance environment for its new team.

“eSports is the fastest-growing sports category in the world and is quickly changing the entertainment and sports landscape,” Rodski said.
eSports are played in stadiums in front of huge crowds. Picture: AFP

“The international audience is close to 300 million people, the majority are aged 14-34 years, providing a unique platform to engage and reach a younger demographic of fans.

“As a club, we are looking at ways to diversify our business, invest in growth and create new opportunities to drive incremental consumer and commercial revenues.”

The Adelaide Crows in May announced their acquisition of Australian eSports team Legacy Esports for a six-figure sum.

NBA teams Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat, the New York Yankees, European soccer powerhouses Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Roma have all invested in eSports
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Know nothing about this concept but it feels like risky business.

Whatever happened to just putting the cash in the local pub?

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Buggered if I know what Esports is and whether I should take it seriously.

It seems our Club is,but should it have,when the Main Priority should be putting Essendon Back Where We Belong.

At the TOP of the Aussie Rules Ladder.

That's the Reality I want to know about.

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Windy_Hill wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:01 pm
Know nothing about this concept but it feels like risky business.

Whatever happened to just putting the cash in the local pub?
Yeah coz pubs are zero risk investments these days.
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Total prize pools for a League Of Legends (LoL) International Tournament can exceed $5mil.

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boncer34 wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:12 am
Windy_Hill wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:01 pm
Know nothing about this concept but it feels like risky business.

Whatever happened to just putting the cash in the local pub?
Yeah coz pubs are zero risk investments these days.
Sorry, i forgot to put the sarcasm emoji at the end of the sentence

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Dropped.

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Spewin’!

It’s the most successful team we’ve had in recent times :lol:
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

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