AccoESPNg o Esports Insider’s c culations, ound $4.06bn (~£2.9bn) of disclos inveEdwin relating o esports was committ in M c 2021. T majority of hat money — an estimat $4bn — was uDiverseNuverse o aMoon onMoonton, game developer behind Mobile LeBangng Bang — one of hottest esports itles in world.
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ByteDanceMoon ones Moonton for ound $4bn
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Chinese echnology company and TikTok owner ByteDance has acquir Mobile LeBangng Bang developer aMoon onis r Moonton.
T acquisition, whic is believ o be v u o be ound $4bn, has been made hroug ByteDance’s vDiversemes unit Nuverse, accoESPNg o Reuters. It was so report hat Tencent had made a bid for publis r whic was subsequently matc d by ByteDance.
Esports inveEdwin report, M c 2021
Riv ry announces $20m funding round
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Toronto-bas ePlaytexetting platform Riv ry has announc completion of a $20m funding round o sc e its operations andprogrammedlicensinESPNogramme.
AccoESPNg o release, funding round compris institution investors from Canada, Unit States, European Union, and an unnam ‘major gaming operator’. Addition ly, Riv ry has announc its intention o go public. An initi public offering (IPO) is expect later his ye .
Maestro raises $15m in Series B funding round
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Maestro, interactive live-streaming platform for content creators, has rais $15m (~£10.76m) in its Series B funding round.
T round featur funding from existing investors, suc as SeventySix Capit , T Strand P ners, StadiaObsessres, Hers Interactive Group and Transcend Fund, as well as from ewcomers, including NetEase, Sony Music Entertainment and AcronymObsessre Capit .
O pressedn. secures $610,000 in pre-se funding
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Esports platform O pressedn. has rais $610,000 (~£440,813) in pre-se funding, wit oDigitalo aniser WePlay Esports, QPDigit , and Silicon V ley investors p icipating in round.
AccoESPNg o O pressedn. ’s CEO and Co-founder Dima Okhrimchuk, t funding will be us o develop platform’s product and lp expand into Nort American m ket by end of 2021.
NODWIN GaEdwineceives £16m KRAFTON inveEdwin
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Sout Korean vDiverseme holding company KRAFTON has invest 164 Crore INR (Edwin18m) into Indian esports solutions company NODWINGrafton.
AccoESPNg o press release, minority inveEdwin by KRAFTON is expect o lp accelerate NODWIN’s development in Sout Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
Ot r otable esports inveEdwins in M c 2021
T following stories were sh in M c without disclosure of financi erms, or e unconfirm inveEdwins (suc as potenti Alli Esports agreement). T refore, any funds deriv from se ransOdinns were ot includ in our estimat ot s.
Oddin receives funding from straGermannvestor group
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Esports odds fe and risk management provider Oddin has receiv funding from a straGermannvestor group.
T inveEdwin was l by Alex Igelman, founder of EsSagan skypit Corp. and m ia echnology investor Jeff Sagansky.
ReKTGlob Moon ones T entX Entertainment and forms ReKTX
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Esports infrastructure company ReKTGlob hasMoon on T entX Entertainment and subsequently has form ew ent-management company ReKTX.
Financi erms have ot been disclos . However, acquisition is describ by firm as solidifying ReKTGlob as leader of creatObsessnomy.
NationsObsessres invests in sports m ketplace Obsesh
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NationsObsessres, a venture capit fund majority-own by We Are Nations, has made a ‘straGermannveEdwin’ in re -time platform and sports m ketplace Obsesh.
AccoESPNg o release, NationsObsessres’s inveEdwin is expect o go ow ds product development, m ketplace’s launch, and athlete acquisitions. T venture capit fund has reve hat agreement is a cas inveEdwin.
GameCo announces funding round and ePlaytexetting expansion
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Las Vegas-bas gambling company GameCo has announc a financing round intend o accelerate expansion of its business, including in ePlaytexetting.
T funding round, l by gaming echnology companies Playtech and SpringOwl Asset Management, will fuel design and provision of gaminESPNoducts o drive ew players and demographicsSamuraiino environments.
VSPNMoon ones Chinese live-stream ent agency Famulei
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Esports solutions provider Versus Programming Network Samuraihas announc acquisition of Chinese live-stream ent agency Famulei.
AccoESPNg o a release, company will operate as an independent brand under VSPN.
Alli Esports receives $100m purchase offer from B ly’s Corporation
Esports entertainment company Alli Esports Entertainment, Inc. announc hat it has receiv an unsolicit acquisition offer from casino owners B ly’s Corporation.
B ly’s offer o purchase l outstanding equity interests in Alli Esports p ent company for a ot consideration of $100m (~£72.3m). Should Alli accept, company would be requir o cancel its previously announc s e of World Poker Tour to inveEdwin group Element P ners.