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The Deal: Overwatch D.C. Lands Investor

September 07, 2018


O’Melveny advised Marc Ein’s new holding company Washington ESports Ventures in its acquisition of the rights to a DC-area team in the Overwatch league from Blizzard Entertainment. Led by partner Jared Bartie, O’Melveny lawyers on the deal included counsel Alexander Chester and Marina G. Richter, and associate Kia T. Kuretski. “O'Melveny has been active advising the e-Sports industries as it grows to prominence. In 2017, O'Melveny advised Texas-based Overwatch team, Team EnVyUs, when it received a $35 million investment from Hersh Family Investments and its interactive group, led by Dallas-based oil and natural gas magnate Kenneth Hersh, according to ESPN.”