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Manchester United In Bidding War With Fnatic For eSports Team

Manchester United In Bidding War With Fnatic For eSports Team
We're hearing of football teams and sports players getting involved with eSports more and more these days, and here's the latest example. Manchester United, the world-famous football team, could be looking to get involved with eSports. According to a report by eSports News UK, Manchester United is currently bidding for a European Overwatch eSports team, a team that is currently owned by another as-yet unnamed organisation. However it seems that Fnatic is also in talks with the organisation to buy out the same team, resulting in a bidding war between the big name eSports organisation against the world's biggest football club. Apparently Fnatic's offer has caused Manchester United to issue a counter-offer, increasing their offer. A bidding war may unfold, but while Fnatic may well be one of the biggest names in eSports - worth an estimated £30 million - there's no chance the company could take on Manchester United, who is valued at £2 billion. In fact, eSports News UK's source claims that Manchester United is "unfazed" by Fnatic's offer, so we can kind of predict how this supposed bidding war might ultimately unfold. If this buyout does play out, however, it'll be pretty huge news. As the biggest football club in the world, Manchester United's involvement in eSports will help bring a much wider, more mainstream audience to the industry. Not only that, but it'll help to solidify Overwatch as a permanent fixture in the eSports scene - a fact that we're not quite so confident about without some improvements from Blizzard.