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On Monday it was announced that NBA basketball team Philadelphia 76ers purchased two esports teams, Team Dignitas and Apex Gaming, which will both merge under the Dignitas banner.The 76ers and their new staff of esports hires, including former Bioware CEO and Electronic Arts VP Greg Richardson, former Dignitas owner Michael ODEE ODell and former Apex general manager Michael Slan, will now run teams across multiple esports titles. These games will include League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and Smite, mixing together squads from both Apex and Dignitas.We aim to be the most dominant, winning franchise across the [esports] space, 76ers CEO Scott ONeil told ESPN in an interview about his teams new venture. I think having the opportunity to put some real resources behind an unbelievable, rapidly growing property will be amazing.ONeil, who also serves as CEO for the NHLs New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center, has lofty ambitions, which were clear throughout the course of the interview. Putting money behind Dignitas, one of esports oldest organizations, will likely elevate the organization that has fallen behind in certain esports -- mainly due to a lack of financial bidding power -- over the past few years.The 76ers and ONeil first began to court an opportunity in esports in 2015, when they first met ODEE, who has worked in the space as the head of Team Dignitas since 2003. ONeil said that ODEE gave them a personal view of an industry that had already piqued their interest. After assessing their options, both ONeil and the 76ers believed that acquiring Team Dignitas was the right move.In a space thats changing rapidly, to have a solid, strong, confident voice in ODEE was really comforting, ONeil said. He approached the partnership with a very long-term approach like we did, very focused on understanding that the landscape changing as rapidly as it is. He was looking for a partner capable of bringing real resources. He was looking for partner with whom he could build a dominant, championship-winning team.But despite ODEEs strong reputation among the business, hiring Slan and acquiring Apex comes with baggage.Slan is best known for his time as the manager of Team Coast, which he co-owned with his father, David Slan. During his time with Coast from 2013 until it was sold to NRG Esports in 2015, that organizations reputation plummeted, as it made ill-advised roster moves and had a knack for being involved numerous disputes, which were later published. In 2016, Slan and his father launched a new esports team, called Team Apex.Richardson said that working with the Slan and acquiring Apex from his father was ODEEs suggestion. ODEE had worked with the Slans in the past as a colleague during Team Dignitas time in the League Championship Series and recently gave his teams Challenger Series spot to Apex in April.Richardson, however, said his main motivation to work with Slan came after seeing his history of finding talent in League of Legends, where Coast has qualified for the League Championship Series with multiple different lineups.Michael Slan at Apex has a unique ability to find top talent, Richardson said. Working with ODEE in the Dignitas culture is going to make great things happen for him and our LCS team.For ONeil and Richardson, they both said they want to make Team Dignitas the most prestigious option for potential players in the esports world, something the organization has never been able to accomplish alone.We have to very clearly communicate that Dignitas is the best place in the world for players to play seriously, where they have the opportunity to build really amazing careers, be well compensated and have all the things they need to be the best, Richardson said.As ONeil added, We have experience in terms of creating an environment where athletes excel and develop. If you talk to any of our players at the New Jersey Devils or Philadelphia 76ers, youll find its an incredible experience for them, and we have no doubt we can build on that for players who commit to Team Dignitas. Air Max 2019 Uomo . 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Vapormax Plus Bianche .C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. SAN DIEGO -- Voters have called the San Diego Chargers bluff, leaving the NFL team to decide whether to try one more time to get a new stadium built here or pack the moving vans for the trip up Interstate 5 to Los Angeles.Measure C, which would have raised $1.15 billion from increased hotel occupancy taxes to help pay for a $1.8 billion stadium and convention center annex downtown, was defeated 57 percent to 43 percent. It needed 66.7 percent yes to pass.The 110-page plan was written by the Chargers without input from City Hall, the powerful tourism industry, their would-be neighbors the Padres or other stakeholders.Team chairman Dean Spanos, who angered fans last year with a failed attempt to join with the rival Oakland Raiders to build a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, conceded defeat early Wednesday morning with half of the votes still to be counted. He released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying he wanted to give the stadium debate a rest and enjoy some Chargers football.So Im going to put aside any discussion of our possible next steps until after the season, to allow everyone to focus on football and to give my family and me time to think carefully about what is best for the future of our franchise, Spanos said. Over the coming weeks you may hear news about steps that we must take to preserve all of our options. But please know that I dont intend to make any decisions until after the regular season ends.That means fans could be put in the same position as they were last year, when they thought that the last game of the season might be the Chargers final game in San Diego. The Chargers (4-5) have four home games left, including the finale on Jan. 1 against Kansas City.Spanos has until mid-January to exercise his option to move to L.A. and join the Rams in a stadium in Inglewood set to open in 2019. If the Chargers moved, theyd have to find a temporary home.Or Spanos could negotiate with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other stakeholders on a new plan in San Diego. The Chargers have been trying since 2000 to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.While Spanos has said hed like to make it work in San Diego, his surrogates have repeatedly reminded people that the team could move to L.A.Faulconer said that while the vote showed there wasnt support for this particular plan, that a coalition was built during the campaign.San Diegans love the Bolts. They want them to stay, Faulconer said. Theres a foundation that IIm confident can be built up.ddddddddddddaulconer, who endorsed the project only a month ago, said he planned to speak by phone with Spanos later Wednesday or on Thursday.The mayor declined to say whether he prefers a new stadium at the Qualcomm site, which he pushed last year, or downtown.Figuring out how to pay for a new stadium will be one of the significant topics of collaboration, he said. You saw that achieving two-thirds is extremely difficult.City Councilman Chris Cate, who was called out by the Chargers because he opposed the measure, said he hopes Spanos comes to the table sooner rather than later.I understand the value of the Chargers. I was born and raised here, Cate said. I dont want them to leave. But it cant be a one sided affair. People have to be at the table to hammer out a deal that works.County Supervisor Ron Roberts agreed, saying there needs to be a lot of soul-searching in coming up with a stadium solution that benefits everyone, not just the team.I think this was doomed to failure from Day One and its unfortunate because if we had been developing a solution everyone agreed on in Mission Valley, wed likely be under construction by now.After rebuffing Spanos Carson project, his fellow owners offered him an extra $100 million to be coupled with a $200 million NFL loan to try to get something done in San Diego.Theres been speculation that Spanos, who long has said he needs a major public subsidy for a new stadium in San Diego, could ask the NFL for more money, or that he could try to negotiate down the L.A. relocation fee.An NFL spokesman said the league had no comment.Quarterback Philip Rivers said hes trying to stay optimistic.I cant see us not here, Rivers said after practice Wednesday.Maybe Im naive, I dont know that the actual vote is a direct reflection of what the city thinks of the Chargers, Rivers said. I think its more about all the ins and outs and exactly what the measure exactly meant and how people felt like it affected them. I didnt see it as, `Hey, heres a vote; would you like the Chargers in San Diego or not? I didnt see it as that simple. I would like to think if thats the case, we could have gotten two-thirds or more.------Follow Bernie Wilson on Twitter at NFL coverage: and ' ' '

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