That’s not a typo. The district’s official convention and sports authority are now sponsoring NRG Esports.
Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Atlanta are the familiar names when thinking of esports towns, but now Washington D.C are looking to get in on the action.
NRG Esports are well known for having celebrity investors such as former sports stars Shaquille O’Neal and Alex Rodriguez.
Fielding teams across games such as Rocket League, Overwatch and CS:GO, the team jerseys will now adorn the Events D.C branding.
On top of the obvious ties that sponsorship entails, there will also be a 4,200 esports stadium built in the city to host tournaments and events.