The FTX crypto exchange is in the news Friday after announcing a massive deal with e-sports giant Team SoloMid (TSM).

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Here’s everything crypto investors need to know about the deal between FTX and TSM.

  • The FTX news has the crypto exchange spending $210 million in a naming deal with TSM.

  • This will have TSM operating under the name “TSM FTX” for the next 10 years.

  • That deal will see it use the name TSM FTX while playing League of Legends, Valorant, Apex Legends, and other sports titles professionally.

  • TSM says it already has plans to use the funds to expand its business.

  • That includes opening offices up in several regions, such as Asia, Europe, and South America.

  • It also plans to use $1 million from the funding to purchase FTX Token (CCC:FTT-USD).

  • The e-sports team plans to distribute these tokens to its employees.

  • TSM also took to Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) to announce the deal with a video.

  • The FTX crypto exchange news marks one of the largest e-sports deals in history.

  • It makes sense that it was with TSM, which is itself one of the largest e-sports companies.

  • TSM was valued at $410 million in December.

  • Its parent company, Swift, is estimated to bring in $45 million in revenue a year.

  • Roughly half of that is thanks to its e-sports business.

Andy Dinh, one of the founders and current CEO of TSM, said the following about the FTX crypto exchange deal news while speaking with The New York Times.

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“It gives us a strong foothold to really grow our brand globally. We want to truly be a global e-sports team. We have to invest in having bases in multiple places.”

FTT was down 3.5% over a 24-hour period as of Friday afternoon.

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