Gamer Sensei, an esports coaching service working across multiple titles has secured $4 million (£3.09m) in venture funding.
The latest round of funding was led by Accomplice and Avdvancit Capital, jined by Origin Ventures CRCM Ventures and Kiwi Ventures as well as attracting investment from other new and existing investors including the likes of aXiomatic, Abstract Ventures and Subversive Capital.
The most notable from the list is arguably aXiomatic who continue their work scope of esports investments. The group’s most well-known investment is that in Team Liquid, the esports organisation competing on a multitude of fronts. Liquid’s Dota 2 squad recently took home the biggest prize in esports history, as they came out victorious at The International 7 in Seattle. The five competitors took home over $10,000,000 as they defied the odds to battle through the lower bracket and take the title. Liquid also holds rosters in the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends and has recently revealed plans for a new headquarters for its teams.
Other notable investors are Boston Seed Capital, Sigma Prime, Corigin Ventures and Tim and Todd McSweeney. Rohan Gopaldas, Co-Founder and CEO of Gamer Sensei revealed in a release: “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.” He continued: “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.”
The Gamer Sensei portfolio of coaching services is impressive, offering a multitude of popular esports titles. It offers ten titles in total for consumers. A consumer will choose their title before being matched with a coach from a collection of experts through Gamer Sensei’s system. Players will then “meet their Sensei” and be coached to improve at whichever title they’ve chosen. Support is in place for all big titles, including the likes of League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch. It also covers the likes of Starcraft II, Hearthstone and even GWENT, CD PROJEKT RED’s upcoming card game.
Esports Insider says: More impressive investment for Gamer Sensei as they continue to plough forward with their comprehensive coaching service. We definitely know a few people that may benefit from having a sensei. Not to mention any names….