Boston, MA – August 30, 2017
Gamer Sensei, the premier professional esports coaching service, today announced an additional $4 million in venture funding. This latest round was led by Accomplice and Advancit Capital, joined by Origin Ventures, CRCM Ventures and Kiwi Ventures, with additional participation from other new and existing investors including, aXiomatic, Abstract Ventures and Subversive Capital. The funding will help fuel the continued growth of the company at its headquarters in downtown Boston.
This latest round of funding includes investments from Boston Seed Capital, Sigma Prime, Corigin Ventures, GC Tracker and Tim & Todd McSweeney that have previously invested in Gamer Sensei, solidifying the company’s position in the multi-billion dollar esports industry that is projected to see revenues double by 2020.*
“The esports industry is hotter than ever as evidenced by the growing number of traditional sports groups and team owners – from the NBA to the NFL – looking to get in on the action,” says Rohan Gopaldas, Co-Founder & CEO of Gamer Sensei. “Gamer Sensei is front and center with a unique offering that benefits both players and coaches, and this latest investment will allow us continue to build and evolve the platform to implement new features and forge new partnerships.”
Gamer Sensei, co-founded by Gopaldas, William Collis, and Jiapeng Ji, provides one-on-one personalized online lessons for players looking to improve at their favorite competitive esports games like League of Legends, DOTA 2, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and more. Users pick their game of choice and get matched with a coach from a curated collection of experts via a patent-pending system. Players get unparalleled personalized advice and strategic education in their favorite game as they complete lessons with their sensei.
*According to NewZoo, February 2017.
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About Gamer Sensei
Gamer Sensei (www.gamersensei.com) is the world’s first and most popular competitive coaching platform for players who want to win more in their favorite online games. Gamer Sensei’s coaches are among the best pro gamers in the world, hand-picked and matched with students via a patent-pending algorithm. Gamer Sensei coaches provide personalized one-on-one lessons to help gamers of all skill levels in their quest to make epic plays and reach the next level. Gamer Sensei currently offers coaching for today’s most popular competitive games, including DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from Valve Corporation; Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II from Activision Blizzard; League of Legends from Riot Games; GWENT from CD Projekt Red and World of Tanks from Wargaming.