Fans cheer on Houston Outlaws at the Overwatch League. Image: Blizzard Entertainment
Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the ownership group behind Overwatch League team Houston Outlaws and OpTic Gaming, is parting ways with one of its investors after the managing partner of the investment firm was arrested, according to a new report.
Stephen Hays, the managing partner of Deep Space Ventures, was arrested Sunday US time after allegedly attacking his wife with a hammer in their shared bedroom. Hays, according to the Dallas Morning News, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and police records obtained by the paper show he posted a $US50,000 bond.
The charge, according to Jacob Wolf at ESPN, has led Infinite to cut ties with the venture capital firm.
Deep Space Ventures invested in Infinite, which is the parent company of the Houston Outlaws and OpTic Gaming, in December last year. The company also has investments in other esports ventures, including the tournament organising tool Battlefy, and the esports analytics platform Mobalytics.
More details about the case, as well as information about the incident itself, can be found over at ESPN.