The basketball team, The Houston Rockets, announced their venture into eSports today through the hiring of a new director of eSports, Sebastian Park. Park used to be the chief executive officer of Team Archon and head of eSports for Namecheap.

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Courtesy of Sebastian Park

“What really drew me to the Rockets was their ability to say, ‘There are things we know, and things we don’t know. We know the esports space is valuable, now let’s take time and really figure it out,’” Park told Bloomberg Technology.

The Rockets are the first basketball team to hire an eSports employee internally, but the 76ers were the first team to get an eSports team. With the addition of an additional team, perhaps more mainstream American sports will get in on the eSports craze.

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