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Immortals Reportedly Win Bid to Purchase OpTic Gaming Parent Company; Will Return to LCS

Esports organization Immortals has won a bid to purchase Infinite Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of OpTic Gaming and the Houston Outlaws, according to a report Friday from ESPN. As such, Immortals is expected to re-enter the League of Legends Championship Series.

Immortals will inherit OpTic's LCS slot and also the financial obligations of Infinite, according to the report. That appears to include selling the Houston Outlaws of Overwatch League, as Immortals already owns the Los Angeles Valiant in the same league. The sale is worth $35 to $35 million, according to the report.

Immortals left League of Legends after the franchise -- which entered the LCS in the spring 2016 split -- was not selected for the league's franchise system that began in 2018. The organization also owns MIBR in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the Overwatch League's Valiant.

OpTic Gaming is perhaps most known for its console esports teams, and Immortals is looking into buying a slot in the franchised Call of Duty World League, according to the report.

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