Pittsburgh Knights sign partnership with Mexican sports group
The arrangement will see the Pennsylvania-based organization expand into Latin America
The Pittsburgh Knights, an eSports organization partnered with the Pittsburgh Steelers, now has a new partner. It has teamed up with the Esports MX LATAM Fund, a group of investors that support media, entertainment, finance and other industries, as it looks to expand into Latin America. The arrangement is expected to give it great position in LATAM and comes after the Knights signed another partnership with Wiz Khalifa last month.
The goal of the new partnership is to turn the Knights into a truly global eSports organization. Building on its past successes, the group wants to be pioneers in building LATAM’s eSports scene and having funding by regional deep pockets is going to make that happen.
The president of the Knights, James O’Connor, explains, “There is a strong strategic alignment with the Esports MX LATAM Fund’s vision and our investment group’s plans. Partnering with Han and his investment partners in Mexico is another great step for the Knights as we grow our global footprint. We see the same dedication, loyalty, and zeal for sports there that we do in Pittsburgh. Mexico has a lot to offer in terms of talent and logistics that make this venture an ideal opportunity to build something special for both Mexican and global esports.”
The MX LATAM Fund has partners across Latin America and also sees the partnership as a great way to expand its portfolio. One of the partners of the fund is Alazraki Networks, whose CEO, Mark Alazraki, states, “We are pleased to work with the Pittsburgh Knights as their partners, alongside the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have one of the top recognized American football brands in Mexico, and Wiz Khalifa, a globally recognized creative artist. The Knights have proven that they can grow and scale a professional esports organization working with established industry partners and a professional sports organization with much success that will be attractive to our investors who are exploring opportunities to invest in the Mexican esports scene.”