Mike Stubbs . Business . Friday 10th February 2017 . 11:54
Delaware North, the company behind the Boston Bruins NHL team, has invested in eSports organisation Splyce.
Specifics of the deal were not announced, however Delaware North will be helping out the organization in multiple areas, and will hope to hold eSports events at the TD Garden, a venue that the company owns.
With a strong link to Boston chances are that one reason for the partnership is to do with Splyce’s hopes of making it into the Overwatch League, where each team will represent a city.
“Delaware North prides itself on being a forward-thinking and innovative company. From our work with The Future of Sports to our exciting partnership with Splyce, we are committed to leading the way in ‘what’s next’ across our industry,” said Delaware North Co-CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr. “We look forward to working with Marty Strenczewilk and his team.”
“A major focus at Splyce is the application of traditional sports knowledge into our growing esports industry,” said Marty Strenczewilk, CEO and president of Splyce. “This partnership with Delaware North allows us unfettered access to championship-caliber training staff, expert guidance on key areas of monetization and rock-solid infrastructure that can allow us to skyrocket our growth and maturation as a global sports franchise. We are equally excited about the opportunity to rally one of the most passionate and loyal local fan-bases in professional sports into a legion of Splyce fans. With these powerful resources behind us, Splyce is equipped to become the premier esports team in the world.”