Chennai: Esports gaming platform Gamerji on Monday announced that it has raised $1.1 million in a pre-Series A round led by Unicorn India Ventures. The company plans to use the new funds to enhance tournament organization technology, build social features for gamers, and expand into MENA and Southeast Asia.
Founded in 2019 by gaming expert and serial entrepreneur Soham Thakar, Gamerji is India’s leading esports tournament platform where users can play tournaments of their favorite games, host matches, communicate, share content and get rewards. can win. The Ahmedabad-headquartered company has integrated processes such as registration, player management and payments, making it a one-stop platform for esports tournaments.
Gamerji bridges the gap between amateur to professional level gamers through its tournaments. It currently serves 2.3 million gamers in India and has organized over 29,000 tournaments so far.
“Exports to India are still at a very early stage and there is a lot of talent that needs to be explored. Gamerji intends to be the platform of choice where gamers can showcase their skills, build their statistics and grow the community,” said Soham Thakar, Founder and CEO, Gamerji.
The company plans to expand its tournament services to MENA and SEA to reach over five million users from India in 2022. Since the seed round in December 2020, Gamerji has grown its user base by 3x and is holding over 200 tournaments every. Days for more than 15 titles.
“The gaming industry in India is finally coming of age as the government is setting up an AVGC hub in Bangalore against the backdrop of Metaverse and Web 3.0. eSports is one of the fastest growing in the overall gaming market. Bhaskar Mazumdar, Managing Partner, Unicorn India Ventures said, “Gamerji has demonstrated this thesis well.
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The round also saw participation from Stadia Ventures, the family office of the Urmin Group and existing investors.
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