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Pittsburgh Steelers invest in local esports team

The NFL Pittsburgh Steelers have become the latest mainstream pro sports franchise to jump into the esports world by partnering with the Pittsburgh Knights.

The Knights were founded in 2017 and currently compete in PUBG, Call of Duty, Fortnite, SMITE, Super Smash Bros., GWENT and Hearthstone.

The Knights said the move will help them become a “major player in the esports industry”, which will be aided by the Steelers’ “seasoned experience and unique skill sets”. Financial terms were not disclosed.