Mark Cuban to start League of Legends team?

Mark Cuban to start League of Legends team?

Mark Cuban, the owner of Dallas Mavericks is setting his sights on a new venture these days. The American businessman, investor, film producer, author, television personality and philanthropist is going for a total League of Legends (LoL) domination.

Mark told TMZ Sports that he is interested in starting a new League of Legends team to compete against the best in the video game world. League of Legends is a huge business with 36 million people watching the 2015 League of Legends World Championships.

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TMZ Sports reports that Mark is “starting [a team] as the backer and operator.” This means that he would fund the team and be in charge of personnel.

“I’ve played and know a fair amount, but I’m in no rush,” Cuban said.

Cuban however, is not the first man from NBA to start a ‘LoL’ team. Retired basketball player, Rick Fox spent $1 million to buy his ‘LoL’ team in December. Later on he changed the name of the team to Echo Fox.

Meanwhile, Cuban said that he is unaware that the NBA trade deadline is coming up on Feb. 18.

“I don’t even know when it is,” Cuban said, reports Sports Day. He also revealed that so far no trade deal has been tempting.

“Seriously. There’s nothing really that’s tempting us, or any conversations. The chemistry’s great,” Cuban said.

Mavericks have also hired a new member in the video staff who is fluent in Chinese. Mavericks’ first week review has been done in Chinese and has already garnered 2 million views reveals Cuban.

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