The NFL’s Steelers Invest in Pittsburgh Knights Esports Team

Source: Pittsburgh Steelers

Source: Pittsburgh Steelers

  • The NFL’s Steelers have invested in the locally-based Pittsburgh Knights.

  • Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed at time of publication.

  • The investment follows a model set by organizations like the NBA’s 76ers and Heat.

The NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers have invested in locally-based esports team organization, the Pittsburgh Knights. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. 

The Knights, who were founded in 2017, compete in Call of Duty Fortnite Super Smash Bros. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds , and Hearthstone . Despite keeping an emphasis on geolocation, the organization’s European-laden PUBG roster was recently added to the PUBG Europe League that begins competition in 2019. The Knight’s current sponsors include Totino’s, Twitch, and apparel company Arma Centrum…

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