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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Pledges More Esports Progress in 2019

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is pledging for more MLB involvement in the world of Esports claiming that the league’s esports strategy to date “has been kind of a weak spot for us” but pledged more developments in the space this year, and grabbing esports news headlines around the industry.

Manfield, speaking at SportTechie’s State of the Industry conference taking place in New York on Thursday, continued by saying; “It is a real priority for us going forward. It’s tough to say more than this, but I’m pretty confident, in 2019, we’re going to have a really nice announcement in that space” (h/t Sports Business Journal).

MLB’s pledge to do more within the Esports realms opens the door of opportunity for potential work with esports teams and other global esports organizations moving forward.

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