ONE Championship Expands Into eSports
In a year where they’ve signed former UFC champions and current boxing champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, ONE Championship’s portfolio has expanded to add eSports to their promoting.
On Wednesday, ONE Championship announced the launch of an eSports tournament beginning 2019, worth up to $50 million.
Their “One eSports” initiative will see the organization run several events in Asia alongside previously announced MMA events.
“We see a natural crossover between martial arts and gaming fans in Asia and an opportunity to bring them together,” said Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and chief executive of One Championship.
ONE eSports will have up to $50 million with other partners, capitalizing on the international growth of eSports, and coincides with the signing of former UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, who is an avid gamer.
Initial Report: The Manila Times