O’Melveny Advises Envy Gaming as it Adds Post Malone to Ownership Group
September 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK—September 2, 2020—O’Melveny advised Envy Gaming, Inc. as the company expanded its ownership group to add multi-platinum, award-winning artist Post Malone to its ranks.
Envy Gaming, Inc. is one of the most valuable esports organizations in the world and the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy, the Dallas Empire team in the Call of Duty League, and the Dallas Fuel team in the Overwatch League. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams, and produces content across multiple titles, including Call of Duty, CS:GO, Halo, Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros, and Valorant. And this past Sunday, the Dallas Empire captured the inaugural Call of Duty League Championship.
Malone, who is taking an equity stake in the company, is a 25-year-old global superstar and an avid video game fan. He grew up in North Texas, where Envy Gaming and its esports teams—the Dallas Fuel, the Dallas Empire, and Team Envy—are based.
“We are grateful to the O’Melveny team for their expert, steady counsel throughout this process,” said Adam Rymer, CEO at Envy Gaming. “They showed once again why they are regarded as one of the premier sports law firms in the country.”
“It is a privilege to work with Envy Gaming as it continues to expand its leadership in the fast-moving worlds of esports and gaming,” said Jared Bartie, co-chair of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group.
In addition to Bartie, the O’Melveny team advising Envy Gaming included partners Sean Monroe and Alex Anderson, counsel Andrew Banks, and associates Mariam Kamran and Kia Kuretski.
Post Malone’s representation at London Entertainment Group, Electric Feel Entertainment, and United Talent Agency brokered the deal.
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