Financiers, entertainers and professional athletes are investing heavily in esports

In late May, Peak6, the Chicago private venture investment and trading firm, acquired Evil Geniuses, a premier global esports team that’s among the most recognized brands in professional gaming. The acquisition, whose details were not disclosed, adds Evil Geniuses to Peak6’s portfolio of traditional sport-related brands and businesses, which includes three European soccer teams, a U.S. pro hockey team, and several sports technology holdings.