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Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin invests in Sleeper fantasy platform

Getty Images Fantasy sports startup Sleeper has raised US$20 million in its latest funding round to help it expand into the fantasy esports and gaming market. Venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz led the round, with notable investors including Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin and National Football League (NFL) star JuJu Smith-Schuster. Perennial National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Kevin Durant had already invested in Sleeper during an earlier round. With fresh capital secured, Sleeper will now look to launch a fantasy esports chat service focused around the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). The annual event for the Riot Games title is now the third most popular major professional sports league in the US for 18 to 34-year-olds, according to VentureBeat. Users can already begin drafting their teams, with the LCS summer season set to begin on 13th June.

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