Esports

Latest 100 Thieves investment values the company at $460 million

Esports / Friday, December 3, 2021
100 Thieves secured a $60 million Series C investment round at a $460 million, with San Francisco-based Green Bay Ventures leading the effort. Other investors that participated in the round include Breyer Capital, Aglae Ventures, Tao Capital, Willoughby Capital and Artist Capital. L.A.-based 100 Thieves is the latest...

Panda Global effort shows esports merch potential

Closing Bell / Thursday, December 2, 2021
U.S.-based esports organization Panda Global has raised more than $700,000 in less that 24 hours in a Kickstarter campaign for its custom gaming controller designed for Super Smash Bros. players. The campaign reached its initial goal of $100,000 in less than an hour. The Panda team creates...

Panda Global gaming effort shows potential for Kickstarter merch sales

Esports / Thursday, December 2, 2021
U.S.-based esports organization Panda Global has raised more than $700,000 in less that 24 hours in a Kickstarter campaign for its custom gaming controller designed for Super Smash Bros. players. The campaign reached its initial goal of $100,000 in less than an hour. The Panda team creates the controller...

Mergers, acquisitions drive industry investments

SBJ Newsletters / Wednesday, December 1, 2021
While the esports industry was able to attract more than $10 billion in investments in the first 10 months of the year, activity slowed down significantly during November as another pandemic year slowly comes to a close, SBJ's Tobias Seck reports.  In total, SBJ tracked 10 investments...

G2 Esports expands merchandising sales to China

Esports / Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports announced Tuesday that it has expanded its merchandising sales territory to the growth market China. The esports organization first established its brand in the Chinese market in 2019, when G2 Esports launched a social media presence targeting a Chinese audience on the Sina Weibo...

Complexity Gaming launches gaming division for celebrities and professional athletes

Esports / Tuesday, November 30, 2021
GameSquare Esports-owned organization Complexity Gaming has established a new division focused on celebrities from outside the gaming world. This new initiative, called Complexity Stars, will connect celebrities and professional athletes through content creation and crossover gaming events by leveraging multiple companies within the GameSquare portfolio including...

The ascent of Josh "Caru" Glodoveza

Esports / Monday, November 29, 2021
It is pretty common for people to have a particular game as a point of entry into the business of gaming and esports. For Josh Glodoveza, that anchor point is the ultra-popular sandbox video game Minecraft. Glodoveza, better known in the community as "Caru," was born...