Sep 6 2017 - 11:12 pm

Seoul Overwatch League franchise owner reportedly considering a League of Legends team, too

He doesn't have a team in mind just yet, however.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Seoul Overwatch League franchise holder and KSV Esports owner Kevin Chou is reportedly looking for a League of Legends team to add to his esports empire.

Chou entered esports after spending years as a Silicon Valley executive, including for mobile game development company Kabam. He acquired the Overwatch League slot in mid-July, signing two-time OGN Overwatch Apex champions Lunatic-Hai shortly thereafter. A report from South Korean news website Inven suggested he's looking to expand into League.

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KSV Esports has reportedly approached teams, though negotiations have fallen through due to acquisition pricing, according to the report.

Inven reported that Chou is still in ongoing talks with several organizations, with none a particular leader. But with the purchase of Lunatic-Hai, it appears that Chou has a penchant for the best-of-the-best. It's likely he's looking to pick up a championship League team, too.

Chou reportedly spent $20 million on the Overwatch League buy-in. A purchasing amount for Lunatic-Hai was not reported. He doesn't seem hesitant to drop a lot of cash on esports, however.

H/T Slingshot Esports

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