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aXiomatic übernimmt Team Liquid

Geposted von MiPu,
In den letzten Tagen geht es bereits ziemlich rund, denn viele große Unternehmen steigen in den eSport ein. Nachdem Team Dignitas von Philadelphia 76ers gekauft wurde, gab es nun auch Änderungen bei Team Liquid. Diese haben ihre Mehrheitsbeteiligung an Peter Guber und Ted Leonsis von aXiomatic verkauft. Für Steve Arhancet und Victor Goossens, beide Co-Owner von Team Liquid, wird sich hierbei jedoch nichts ändern, denn beide behalten ihre Posten und werden weiter agieren können. Howard Peter Guber (amerikanischer Filmproduzent) und Ted Leonsis (amerikanischer Investor & Geschätfsmann) werden hierbei als Vorstand agieren und den beiden ehemaligen Profispielern unter die Arme greifen. Guber und Leonsis haben zudem die Gruppe aXiomatic gegründet, unter der noch weitere strategische Partner mit involviert sind, um daraus ein großes Entertainment-Unternehmen zu machen.

Statement Steve Arhancet (Co-Owner Team Liquid)

I will always be a fan at heart - a gamer who fell in love with League of Legends. I followed that heart and built a team that is now shaping the future of esports, but there are still so many opportunities that we want to explore. With our new ownership group leading the charge, I am certain that we can grow from a premier esports team to a powerhouse sports entertainment franchise.

Statement Victor Goossens (Co-Owner Team Liquid)

Watching Team Liquid grow from a community site into one of the biggest esports teams in the world has been nothing but a joy for me, and this is just the next step in our growth. I am proud we share the same vision as this ownership group for the team and for esports as a whole, and I know that we will work well together.

Guber war bereits Vorstand der Mandalay Entertainment Group, Investor bei Dick Clark Productions (produzieren die American Music Awards und Golden Globe Awards) und ist der Inhaber von drei Sportmannschaften: Golden State Warriors (NBA), Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) und Los Angeles Football Club (MLS).

Ted Leonsis hingegen ist, unter anderem, der Gründer von Monumental Sports & Entertainment, welches fünf Sportmannschaften unter den Fittichen hat (z.B. Washington Capitals oder Washington Wizards). Zudem ist er Partner von Revolution Growth, einer Reihe von Investmentfonds in Höhe von 1 Milliarde US-Dollar.

Als CEO von aXiomatic hat man sich für Bruce Stein entschieden, der bereits Vorsitzender von Unternehmen wie Mattel Toys, Sony Interactive Entertainement oder Kenner Products (Hasbro) war.

Statement Peter Guber (Co-Executive Chairmen aXiomatic)

The key to our future success will be to bring the resources and resourcefulness of our ownership group to Victor, Steve and the team they built. Ted, myself and the individuals that comprise our ownership group have an enormous wealth of experience and talents across virtually every major media and sports business category.

Statement Ted Leonsis (Co-Executive Chairmen aXiomatic)

Steve and Victor impressed me with all that they have done with Team Liquid and I am truly excited to work with the best people across a broad spectrum of businesses to create a unique esports enterprise. This company has the potential to create all new experiences for esports audiences worldwide.



Monumental Sports & Entertainment - One of the largest sports and entertainment companies in the country, Monumental owns and operates professional sports teams such as the NHL's Washington Capitals, NBA's Washington Wizards, WNBA's Washington Mystics and the AFL's Washington Valor
Magic Johnson - Hall of Fame basketball player and serial entrepreneur
Steve Case - Chairman & CEO Revolution, Co-Founder of AOL
Donn Davis - Co-Founder of Revolution and Managing Partner of Revolution Growth
Dick Glover - Representing Mandalay Sports Media and their current President and CEO, former EVP of ESPN, former CEO Funny or Die.
Tony Robbins - Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and life & business strategist
NextVR - Industry leading VR company specializing in live VR sporting events for FOX Sports, NBC Sports, HBO/Golden Boy, etc.
Alan Shapiro - CEO of Dick Clark productions
Mike Mahan - President of Dick Clark Productions
Lon Rosen - EVP, Chief Marketing Officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Tucker Kain - CFO, Los Angeles Dodgers and Managing Director, Guggenheim Baseball
Rick Welts - President, COO of the Golden State Warriors
Brandon Schneider - SVP Business Development of the Golden State Warriors
Kirk Lacob - Assistant General Manager at Golden State Warriors, Co-founder of imoji
Harry Tsao - General Partner of Juvo Capital, Co-founder of Juvo+
Paul Schaeffer - Vice Chairman, COO of the Mandalay Entertainment Group
Jason Sugarman - Founder, Chairman, CEO of Valor Group Holdings
Blake Byers - General Partner of Google Ventures (GV)
Chad Byers - Co-founder and General Partner of Susa Ventures
Mark Scher - Founder, Principal of Scher Investment Group
Jordan Rambis - VP Development IDW, tech/esports consultant
Fred Schaufeld - Managing Director SWaN & Legend Venture Partners
Zachary Leonsis - VP and General Manager of Monumental Sports Network
Eric Lefkofsky - Co-founder of Groupon, Innerworkings, Echo, Uptake Technologies and Lightbank
Brad Keywell - Co-founder of Groupon, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Lightbank, CEO of Uptake Technologies.
Lerner Enterprises - Managing principal owners of the Washington Nationals MLB team, Owners of Lerner Enterprises
Tom Kartsotis - Founder, CEO of Bedrock Manufacturing (owner of Shinola and Filson), founder of FOSSIL
Russ Ramsey - Chairman, CEO of Ramsey Asset Management, co-founder of investment firm Friedman, Billings, Ramsey
Jeong Kim - Chairman of Kiswe Mobile; Former President of Bell Labs
Mark Ein - Chairman of Kastle System, CEO Capitol Acquisition Corp, Founder and Owner of World TeamTennis franchise the Washington Kastles
Crane Kenney - President Baseball Operations, Chicago Cubs
Larry Barden - Chair, Management Committee at Sidley Austin LLP
Dhani Jones - Entrepreneur; Investor; TV Host; Former NFL Linebacker
Tony Nader – Managing Director SWaN & Legend Venture Partners
Paul Strauss – EVP Mandalay Pictures


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