Porn company to be official sponsor of eSports team

One PorneSportsof the largest streaming porn sites is extending its reach into the video game world.

YouPorn, one of the portfolio holdings of MindGeek (formerly Manwin), has locked in a six-month sponsorship of the Madrid, Spain-based team known as Play2Win. The team will compete this Friday in the Gamergy competition in Madrid under the name Team YP.

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Competitive gaming groups wary of porn sponsorship

One eSportsof the largest streaming porn sites on the Internet made waves late last week by announcing via Twitter that it was considering sponsoring a professional gaming team. But officials at some of the industry’s largest tournaments say the company may not be welcome.

YouPorn, a member of the MindGeek (formerly Manwin) portfolio of porn sites, stirred the waters on Friday, asking its 117,000 followers, “Do we have any competitive ‘[League of Legends],’ ‘DOTA2,’ or ‘HeartStone’ players following us? What do you think about YouPorn sponsoring a team?”

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