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theScore esports Daily (June 6): Immortals might have purchased Infinite Esports & Entertainment, while FaZe Clan's H1ghSky confirms he lied about his age and returns to streaming

by Devin Jones 18d ago
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Immortals reportedly buy Infinite Esports & Entertainment

According to business website CrunchBase, Immortals Gaming Club has reportedly purchased Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the owners of OpTic Gaming, although neither party has made any official announcement.

While the news may, in fact, be true, the major issue behind CrunchBase is the fact that anyone is able to manipulate the status of a business after creating a free account. So until Immortals or Infinite release a statement confirming the news, we have no way of knowing whether or not the sale—which reportedly went through on June 4—is legitimate.

According to an ESPN report from January 20, Infinite Esports and Entertainment has been looking to sell a majority stake in the company since the beginning of this year for the price of $150 million. Since the news broke rumours have been flying for months as to who would make the purchase.

If Immortals did indeed purchase Infinite Esports and Entertainment, they would theoretically pick up a presence in the LCS, the Call of Duty world league as well as a second Overwatch team.

OWL league rules state that an organization can only do business with one team at a time, meaning Immortals would be forced to sell off either the Huston Outlaws—the OWL team which Infinite Esports owned and operated—or the Los Angeles Valiant.

H1ghSky confirms age and returns to streaming

Competitive Fortnite streamer H1ghSky confirmed on a recent Youtube stream that he is, in fact, 12-years-old and was underage when he signed a contract with FaZe Clan back in March of this year.

Allegations of H1ghSky being younger than 13—the minimum age required to stream on Twitch or compete in Fortnite tournaments—broke last month when Turner "Tfue" Tenney sued FaZe Clan, alleging his contract with them was illegal and unfair.

Since having his Twitch account banned H1ghSky has taken to YouTube to stream. The platform's murky terms of service seem to allow persons under the age of 13 to stream on the platform while supervised by a parent or other adult.

Clutch Gaming officially merges with Dignitas

Clutch Gaming has officially merged with Dignitas, the organization announced in a press release on the Dignitas website.

Originally touted as a majority acquisition in an April 10 report from ESPN's Jacob Wolf, Dignitas CEO Michael Prindiville, touts the move as more of a traditional merger, with Dignitas' parent company Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, who happen to own NBA team the Philidelphia 76ers, co-owning what used to be Clutch Gaming alongside the Huston Rockets, the original owners behind the organisation.

"Effectively now this is a merger and both entities are still involved in a very meaningful way," Prindiville said in a video that accompanied the Dignitas press release.

Additionally, Prindiville stated that from an "Operational standpoint, Dignitas will effectively start operating the LCS franchise that is Clutch [Gaming] and eventually that brand will obviously morph into Dignitas."

Devin Jones is a content creator at theScore esports, you can follow him on Twitter.

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