Kevin Chou, a Silicon Valley exec, known from Kabam, a mobile game development company, and an owner of the Seoul franchise spot in the Overwatch League, is reportedly interested in expanding to League of Legends by purchasing a team.
According to an Inven report, he was in talks with the management of a South Korean League of Legends team to purchase it, but the deal fell through because of price.
He put forward an offer, planning to use the backbone of the already existing team to form a new one, replacing a player, changing a coach and introducing improved conditions fitting a professional sports team, including dietary and fitness regimes for the players. According to the Inven report, the team would have had to make considerable changes to make the new system proposed by Chou to work.
It doesn’t seem that Chou was specifically set on that particular team. The report implied that he’s talks with more organizations.
Chou burst onto the Korean esports scene after acquiring the Seoul Overwatch League franchise spot and signing the former Lunatic-Hai roster to represent it. With his new organization, KSV Esports, set up in South Korea, it would make perfect sense for Chou to get into league of Legends as well, the game is the most popular in the country and it has the strongest pro scene in the world.