Celebrities in esports: who's in, what's next and why it matters

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Update: In this podcast, Jacob Wolf misspoke when he named Marshawn Lynch as a potential investor instead of Richard Sherman.

This week on the ESPN Esports podcast: a roundtable on the rise of celebrities in esports. Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets has been vocal about his passion for Dota 2, culminating in an endorsement of a new Chinese team called VGJ. What will Lin's role be in the new team and esports as a whole?

ESPN Esports' Jacob Wolf, Rachel Gu and Christina Kelly discuss the perks and drawbacks of celebrities in esports, where the industry is headed and which famous actress and Street Fighter V gamer took her son to Evo as a high school graduation present.