Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has been investing in real estate, development and startups lately. Now he's back to investing in sports — esports that is. aXiomatic, a Los Angeles-based gaming and esports company, announced Vinik as an investor and co-chair Thursday.
"I've watched the growth of the esports industry for a number of years and the opportunity to become involved with the impressive group already assembled at aXiomatic is the ideal way for me to make an impact," Vinik said in a release. He did not quantify his investment.
aXiomatic was founded in September 2016 and is a majority owner of Team Liquid, a Los Angeles-based esports franchise. It is chaired by Vinik, Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber and Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder Ted Leonsis.