Esports and Gaming Raises

Quick Snapshot

It is quite common now to see raises upwards of ~$15 Million.

Within the past 12-24 months, more money has been going towards teams, organisations and esports start-ups. Some focusing on data and analytics, influencer and joint ventures.

To give some perspective, game development studio Hammer and Chisel, raised ~$11Mill(AUD) to create a mobile MOBA, similar to that of League of Legends. They eventually pivoted into one of the most popular VoIP platforms , Discord. Which recently announced they have raised ~$213Mill (AUD) surpassing $2B valuation.

Sources:

G-Loot

https://www.breakit.se/artikel/4891/svenskt-e-sportbolag-far-in-45-miljoner-kronor-fran-sportprofiler

https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/64020/swedish-esports-company-gumbler-raises-5-million-from-tennis-and-football-stars/

https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/67316/gloot-picks-up-10-million-investment/

https://esportsobserver.com/g-loot-lands-25m-investment/

 

G2 Esports

http://www.finsmes.com/2017/08/g2-esports-raises-initial-growth-capital.html

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/g2-esports-raises-initial-growth-capital-from-strategic-investors-across-sports-financial-and-entertainment-sectors-641526743.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2019/02/26/g2-esports-raises-17-3-million-in-series-a-funding/#4d7e94537492

 

Rogue Esports

https://esportsinsider.com/2018/01/steve-aokis-rogue-acquired-rektglobal/

https://www.sporttechie.com/rogue-esports-raises-series-a-funding-to-expand-globally/

 

Zwift

https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/16/zwift-a-multiplayer-game-thats-making-indoor-athletics-more-social-just-raised-27-million/

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/19/zwift-which-turns-indoor-cycling-workouts-into-multiplayer-games-raises-120m/

https://zwiftinsider.com/120-million-funding/

 

Envy Gaming

https://esportsobserver.com/envy-gaming-raises-20m/

 

Vision Esports

https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/vision-esports-funding-evolution-media-1202706616/

http://www.espn.com.au/esports/story/_/id/22543627/echo-fox-ownership-group-vision-esports-raises-38-million-kevin-durant-odell-beckham-jr-more

 

Discord

Hammer and Chisel (Game Studio)

http://allthingsd.com/20131121/league-of-legends-esque-tablet-game-raises-8-2mm-round-led-by-riot-games-investor/

https://techcrunch.com/2015/02/10/fates-forever-maker-hammer-chisel-raises-additional-funding-from-tencent-benchmark/

Pivot to Discord

https://venturebeat.com/2016/01/26/discord-raises-20m-for-voice-comm-app-for-multiplayer-mobile-games/

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/07/discord/

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/21/gaming-chat-startup-discord-raises-150m-surpassing-2b-valuation/

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