ICON Esports has announced the acquisition of The Chiefs Esports Club. The acquisition is one of the biggest news as The Chiefs Esports has been a long-standing club and staple within the Oceanic region. The press release has stated that The Chiefs Esports Club will remain unchanged throughout this acquisition as ICON Esports will combine the resources of both clubs to build and develop the organisation further.
As stated, the Chiefs Esports Club will remain unchanged throughout the acquisition as ICON Esports will remain the parent company and the current line-up of teams will remain with the same branding. ICON Esports Rocket League team, however, will be dissolved and will play under the Chiefs Esports Club banner from now on.
The press release for the acquisition has also introduced the new management team:
- Nick Bobir – Director and CEO of ICON
- Frank Li – Director of ICON & CEO of The Chiefs Esports Club
- Michael Stewart – Operations Manager of ICON & The Chiefs Esports Club
- Joshua Harvey – Chief Marketing Officer of ICON & The Chiefs Esports Club
Frank Li, founder and CEO of The Chiefs Esports Club has shared his thoughts on the acquisition:
“The esports and gaming industry is rapidly growing and fast moving, and it was vital that we found the right partner to help us match the growth along the way and amplify everything we do to the best of our abilities. ICON had the perfect match of first hand experience in the space as well as expertise from outside of the industry that is necessary to take us in the right direction. A strong vision for the future was very important to me in choosing the right party and I believe we have found it in ICON.”