OpTic Gaming has secured an investment from a group led by Texas Rangers co-owner Neil Leibman and acquired a spot in Overwatch League, according to a report by ESPN. OpTic has also reportedly applied to join the North American League of Legends Championship Series.
OpTic will operate a Houston franchise in Overwatch League, according to the report. Another member of the Rangers’ ownership group, Kenneth Hersh, has reportedly invested $35 million in Team EnVyUs, which will reportedly join Overwatch League as a franchise in Austin-Dallas.
The reported additions of EnVyUs and OpTic would push the list of Overwatch League to 11 teams. The list of confirmed franchises and its owners are as follows:
Boston: Robert Kraft
New York: Jeff Wilpon
Los Angeles: Immortals
Los Angeles: Stan and Josh Kroenke
San Francisco: NRG Esports
Seoul: Kevin Chou