Michael Jordan is now a co-investor in one of the leading eSports teams in the game: "Team Liquid."
Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson are lined up as investors with aXiomatic, an ownership holding company that counts "Team Liquid" amongst its ranks. "Team Liquid" boasts elite-level teams competing in leagues competing in Clash Royale, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, FIFA, Fortnite, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Quake, StarCraft, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros, and Rainbow Six.
The board of directors at aXiomatic already boasts Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL's Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards, and Peter Guber, co-owner of the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Michael Jordan's buy-in makes up for his deliberate omission from the iconic NBA Jam release in 1993, which included the popular arcade version, as well as ports on the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Players were forced to line up with Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant in two-on-two play. The Charlotte Hornets also refused the option to partner with the NBA's latest eSports initiative with 2K Sports.
Jordan's portion of the pie at aXiomatic has not been disclosed. Other basketball luminaries have invested their hard-earned capital in eSports for a sizeable; They include formers players such as Shaquille O'Neal and Rick Fox, as well as current Warriors' point guard Steph Curry, and Mavs' owner Mark Cuban, "he-of-the-Shark Tank."