Tampa Bay Lightning owner invests in esports

Jeff Vinik, owner of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning has joined the axiomatic group. His investment comes at an appropriate time and will make axiomatic one of the most heavily invested organisations in esports.

Vinik is also minority owner of Fenway Sports Group (parent of the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, and New England Sports Network), as well as owner of the Tampa Bay Storm (Arena Football League team). He’s joined by Jac Sperling, former CEO of Minnesota Sports and Entertainment, founder of Grit Rock Ventures, and former NBA governor of the New Orleans Pelicans.

“I’ve watched the growth of the esports industry for a number of years and the opportunity to become involved with the impressive group already assembled at aXiomatic is the ideal way for me to make an impact,” said Vinik.