Like Frenzy sp. z.o.o.

announced 9/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ESE Entertainment Inc., will acquire Frenzy sp. z.o.o.

synopsis: ESE Entertainment, an entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports, is to acquire Frenzy sp. z.o.o., a Polish media and production infrastructure company focused on the video game industry. The company creates and executes esports and gaming events, broadcasts, and media content.
buyer: ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:ESE:$4.26)
ESE Entertainment an entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports. Capabilities include physical infrastructure, broadcasting, global distribution for gaming and esports-related content, advertising, sponsorship support, and a growing esports team franchise. "
target: Frenzy sp. z.o.o.
Frenzy is a media and production infrastructure company focused on the video game industry. The company creates and executes esports and gaming events, broadcasts, and media content.
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announced 7/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Render

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. is to acquire UK-based Render.GG, an expert in media production and management, motion graphics, social media management and content curation for YouTube.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: Render
Based in the United Kingdom, Render is an expert in media production and management, motion graphics, social media management and content curation for YouTube.
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closed 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Vindex, acquired Next Generation Esports

synopsis: Vindex, the emerging leader in esports, announced the acquisition of Next Generation Esports (NGE), the premier independent esports production company. NGE elevates the next generation of competitive video game franchises through A-to-Z professional league operations, amateur tournaments, live events, managed services and studio broadcasts.
buyer: Vindex
Vindex is the preeminent esports infrastructure platform. The company provides technology and services that power the richest experiences in esports and help the world's leading game publishers, esports leagues and teams deliver deeply engaging experiences to fans around the world. "
target: Next Generation Esports
Next Generation Esports (NGE) is the premier independent esports production company. NGE elevates the next generation of competitive video game franchises through A-to-Z professional league operations, amateur tournaments, live events, managed services and studio broadcasts.
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announced 1/31/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Kuuhubb, will acquire Valiance UG

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc., an investor in mobile game companies, announced that it has signed a term sheet to acquire mobile esports platform developer Valiance UG.  The Germany-based, blockchain enabled Valiance esports platform is designed to support both mobile esports competitors and content creators.
buyer: Kuuhubb (TSXV:KUU:$10.54)
Kuuhubb is active in the digital space and focuses mainly on lifestyle and mobile video game applications. Its strategy is to create sustainable shareholder value through acquisitions of proven, yet underappreciated, assets with robust long-term growth potential. "
target: Valiance UG
Based in Germany, Valiance was founded with a mission of becoming the #1 platform for professional mobile eSports. Its platform connects global gaming communities and provides them with opportunities to monetize their engagement playing games they love.
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closed 6/9/2017 via Reuters

KAYAC Inc., acquired Wellplayed, Inc.

synopsis: Kayac, a game developer in Japan, acquired 150 shares (60 percent stake) of Wellplayed Inc. Wellplayed, Inc. offers video production, casting management, administration program distribution, and e-sports consultation services.
buyer: KAYAC Inc. (TSE:3904:$55.90)
KAYAC Inc. develops gaming applications in Japan. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Kamakura, Japan. They also offer jsdo.it, a community for developers to showcase their works on JavaScript and HTML5, as well as share their codes and learn from others. "
target: Wellplayed, Inc.
Tokyo-based, Wellplayed, Inc. offers video production, casting management, administration program distribution, and e-sports consultation services.
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closed 3/30/2017 via Market Wire

GG Media Network merged with American Leisure Holdings, Inc.,

synopsis: American Leisure Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has finalized a merger with GG Media Network, parent company to GG Studios, LLC, a rising eSports media production company. GG Studios works with publishers and sponsors to create and distribute original eSports content for both television and digital platforms.
buyer: American Leisure Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:AMLH:$25.76)
American Leisure Holdings, Inc. engages in the investments in the leisure industry and energy market. They also operate travel service and leisure property businesses and vacation club and travel club programs. "
target: GG Media Network
GG Media Network, parent company to GG Studios, LLC, is a rising eSports media production company. GG Studios works with publishers and sponsors to create and distribute original eSports content for both television and digital platforms.
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closed 3/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Project: WorldWide, acquired OS Studios

synopsis: Independent, employee-owned network of creative agencies, Project Worldwide is expanding its expertise in esports and gaming with the acquisition of OS Studios, a company that provides market leading creative, production and consultancy services to brands wanting to take the lead in content & live production, with a key focus on gaming and esports.
buyer: Project: WorldWide
Project Worldwide is an independent, global network in service of creativity. With 2,200+ people in 46 offices, Project’s agencies make things that inspire people to participate and act on behalf of their clients’ brands. "
target: OS Studios
Based in New York but operating worldwide, OS Studios provides market leading creative, production and consultancy services to brands wanting to take the lead in content & live production, with a key focus on gaming and esports.
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announced 3/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Digital Hearts Co., Ltd., will acquire Metaps Entertainment

synopsis: Digital Hearts, a global quality assurance and localization company, will acquire Metaps Entertainment from Metaps, a provider of app monetization solutions in Japan. Metaps Entertainment is a Chinese marketing company dedicated to mobile games. They provide marketing services for influencer marketing, outdoor ads, TV commercials, and online ads.
buyer: Digital Hearts Co., Ltd. (TSE:3676:$208.08)
Digital Hearts is a global quality assurance and localization company that specializes in digital content. Digital Hearts provides testing, debugging, and localization services for video games on all platforms. "
target parent: Metaps Inc.
target: Metaps Entertainment
Metaps Entertainment is a Chinese marketing company dedicated to mobile games. Metaps Entertainment introduces and promotes well-known Japanese games to the world. They provide marketing services for influencer marketing, outdoor ads, television commercials, and online ads.
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$20
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announced 10/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Amuka Esports

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp is pleased to announce they have will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Amuka Ventures Inc., DBA “Amuka Esports & Gaming” a Toronto-based company. Amuka Esports is Canada’s leader in esports venues, leagues, online tournaments and content creation.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a global leader in the commercialization of immersive new technologies that incorporate virtual reality, augmented reality, esports and gaming. Its core business seeks to monetize through licensing its IP, developing interactive exhibitions and through esports tournaments. "
target: Amuka Esports
Amuka Esports creates localized esports hubs in cities across North America. Each hub consists of a game venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands and incubator.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired The TrailerFarm

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the video games industry, has acquired The TrailerFarm, a company that creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: The TrailerFarm
TrailerFarm creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world, from AAA to indie developers of all sizes, even solo teams.
price ($mm)
$1.31
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$1
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$0
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closed 7/5/2017 via gamesindustry.biz

Sumo Digital Ltd., acquired Atomhawk Design Ltd.

synopsis: Sumo Digital, an award winning independent game development studio, has acquired Atomhawk, a world leading art and design studio. Atomhawk creates concept art, UI/UX design, motion graphics and marketing art for games, film and digital media. Projects they have worked on include Mortal Kombat X, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Injustice 2, and more.
buyer parent: Perwyn
buyer: Sumo Digital Ltd. (AIM:SUMO:$95.49)
Sumo Digital is an award winning independent game development studio with 13 years experience developing quality games across all platforms. Sumo develops successful games across all platforms and genres, creating titles for major publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and Disney Interactive. "
target: Atomhawk Design Ltd.
Atomhawk is a world leading art and design studio. They create concept art, UI/UX design, motion graphics and marketing art for games, film and digital media. They strive to help their clients develop and visualise ideas, and to present those ideas to the world with breathtaking style and quality.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Red Hot CG

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces the acquisition of 100% of Strongbox Ltd, a holding company with subsidiaries in China and Indonesia trading under the Red Hot CG ("Red Hot") brand. Red Hot are specialists in the production of graphical art assets for video games.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: Red Hot CG
Red Hot CG was founded in Shanghai in 2010. The company is a proven 2D, 3D and animation art provider to the global video games market with clients in the US, Europe, China and Japan. Red Hot CG found early success contributing to popular projects like Tomb Raider and God of War: Ascension.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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closed 7/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Volta Creation

synopsis: Volta Creation, a leading visual development studio dedicated to creating high-end 2D and 3D visuals, as well as cinematics for video games, has been acquired by Keywords, an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target parent: Frima Studio Inc.
target: Volta Creation
Volta is a leading visual development studio dedicated to creating high-end 2D and 3D visuals, as well as cinematics for video games. Established in Quebec City in 2006, Volta’s veteran team has delivered hundreds of projects to the world’s most celebrated video-game companies.
price ($mm)
$4.20
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closed 3/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Electronic Sports League, acquired ESS Agency

synopsis: Leading esports firm ESL has announced the acquisition of event services and technologies agency ESS. ESS Agency offers video game entertainment and video production services to help connect brands with their audience.
buyer: Electronic Sports League
Electronic Sports League (ESL) brings gamers together to communicate, experience and discover their shared hobby of video games. Offering daily news, competitions, and leagues. All with community functions, detailed profiles, friend lists, guestbooks and photo galleries. "
target: ESS Agency
ESS Agency offers video game entertainment and video production services to help connect brands with their audience. The company was formerly known as E-Sports Services LLC and changed its name to ESS Agency in 2011. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 1/16/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Keywords Studios, acquired Liquid Violet

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces the acquisition of Liquid Violet Ltd, a video games voice production services company. Based in London’s Soho, their talent lies in a good eye for collaboration and a vision committed to refining the art of voice production in games.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry with offices in Dublin, Tokyo, Seattle, Montreal and Rome. Working on a worldwide basis, they provide a range of linguistic, testing, and quality control services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Liquid Violet
Liquid Violet specialises in bringing video game voices to life. Based in London’s Soho, their talent lies in a good eye for collaboration and a vision committed to refining the art of voice production in games, drawing on their experience and expertise to deliver exceptional results.
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closed 4/30/2010 via Company Description

Fields Corporation, acquired Digital Frontier Inc.

synopsis: Fields Corporation has acquired 74.3% of Digital Frontier Inc. Digital Frontier Inc. is a motion picture production company. The company engages in the planning and production of motion picture for film, game, TV, DVD, exhibition, and online; and computer graphics (CG) production for game cinematic, TV commercials, and feature film VFX.
buyer: Fields Corporation
Fields Corporation engages in planning, development, and sale of pachinko/pachislot machines in Japan. It also involves in the purchase and sale of pachinko/pachislot machines, as well as develops and sells copyrighted characters and related content. "
target: Digital Frontier Inc.
Digital Frontier Inc. is a motion picture production company. The company engages in the planning and production of motion picture for film, game, TV, DVD, exhibition, and online; and computer graphics (CG) production for game cinematic, TV commercials, and feature film VFX.
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announced 6/24/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Askott Entertainment Inc. will be merged with FansUnite Media, Inc,

synopsis: Victory Square Technologies Inc. portfolio company FansUnite Entertainment will acquire all of the outstanding securities of Askott Entertainment Inc. by way of a three-cornered amalgamation. Askott is a Vancouver and Malta based software development company that has produced a one of a kind complete iGaming platform, Chameleon Gaming Platform.
buyer parent: Victory Square Technologies
buyer: FansUnite Media, Inc (CNSX:FANS:$0.00)
FansUnite is a sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. The principal business is operating the FansUnite Sportsbook and the website of McBookie Limited, offering online gaming services to the UK market. "
target: Askott Entertainment Inc.
Askott is a Vancouver and Malta based software development company that has produced a one of a kind complete iGaming platform, Chameleon Gaming Platform, with an Esports first focus geared for the next generation of online bettors and casino players.
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$22
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

V2 Games Inc., acquired PiiK Games Inc.

synopsis: As part of its strategic focus on high-upside sectors such as eSports and emerging technologies AI and VR/AR, Victory Square Technologies Inc. acquired eSports platform developer PiiK Games through its gaming portfolio V2 Games. PiiK Games is a mobile game publisher with a focus on esports and competitive gaming.
buyer parent: Victory Square Technologies
buyer: V2 Games Inc.
V2 Games was founded in 2014 as a game production studio. Following the success of titles such as PAC-MAN Bounce, the company leveraged its experience to become a strategic venture fund for gaming projects. "
target: PiiK Games Inc.
PiiK Games is a mobile game publisher with a focus on esports and competitive gaming. With a team consisting of veterans in mobile gaming and esports content production, their goal is to deliver an unique mobile gaming experience that extends beyond the game itself.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

NetFlix, acquired Night School Studio

synopsis: Night School Studio, the independent game developer known for narrative-driven titles like Oxenfree, announced it has been acquired by Netflix, the world's leading Internet entertainment platform. Oxenfree is a supernatural mystery graphic adventure game.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$27,585.14)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Night School Studio
Night School Studio, LLC is an American independent video game developer and publisher founded on June 6, 2014, and is based in Glendale, California. After the founding of the company, the team started development on their debut, Oxenfree, a supernatural mystery graphic adventure game.
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closed 9/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signature Devices, Inc., acquired Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Signature Devices, Inc., a company that designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world, has acquired a majority interest in Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, a company that develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles.
buyer: Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI:$0.37)
Signature Devices designs, creates and develops devices, software and cloud infrastructure software for the Internet of Things world. "
target: Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.
Graffiti Entertainment, LLC develops interactive entertainment software and video games for entertainment consoles. The company was founded in 2006.
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announced 9/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ESE Entertainment Inc., will acquire Frenzy sp. z.o.o.

synopsis: ESE Entertainment, an entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports, is to acquire Frenzy sp. z.o.o., a Polish media and production infrastructure company focused on the video game industry. The company creates and executes esports and gaming events, broadcasts, and media content.
buyer: ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:ESE:$4.26)
ESE Entertainment an entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports. Capabilities include physical infrastructure, broadcasting, global distribution for gaming and esports-related content, advertising, sponsorship support, and a growing esports team franchise. "
target: Frenzy sp. z.o.o.
Frenzy is a media and production infrastructure company focused on the video game industry. The company creates and executes esports and gaming events, broadcasts, and media content.
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announced 9/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ESE Entertainment Inc., will acquire Frenzy sp. z.o.o.

synopsis: ESE Entertainment, an entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports, is to acquire Frenzy sp. z.o.o., a Polish media and production infrastructure company focused on the video game industry. The company creates and executes esports and gaming events, broadcasts, and media content.
buyer: ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:ESE:$4.26)
ESE Entertainment an entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports. Capabilities include physical infrastructure, broadcasting, global distribution for gaming and esports-related content, advertising, sponsorship support, and a growing esports team franchise. "
target: Frenzy sp. z.o.o.
Frenzy is a media and production infrastructure company focused on the video game industry. The company creates and executes esports and gaming events, broadcasts, and media content.
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closed 9/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ESE Entertainment Inc., acquired Digital Motorsports

synopsis: ESE Entertainment Inc. has acquired Auto Simulation Ltd T/A Digital Motorsports, an Irish company that provides infrastructure, technology, and support for esports across the globe – particularly in the simulation racing sector – working with some of the world’s most recognized brands.
buyer: ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:ESE:$4.26)
ESE Entertainment an entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports. Capabilities include physical infrastructure, broadcasting, global distribution for gaming and esports-related content, advertising, sponsorship support, and a growing esports team franchise. "
target: Digital Motorsports
Auto Simulation Ltd T/A Digital Motorsports is an Irish company that provides infrastructure, technology, and support for esports across the globe – particularly in the simulation racing sector – working with some of the world’s most recognized brands.
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closed 7/1/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

GameSquare Esports Inc., acquired Complexity Gaming

synopsis: Canada-based GameSquare has acquired US firm NextGen Tech, which trades as Complexity Gaming. Established in 2003, Complexity is one of America’s premier and longest standing esports organizations. Over the past 18 years, Complexity has won over 140 championships in nearly 30 games.
buyer: GameSquare Esports Inc. (CNSX:GSQ:$1.22)
GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. "
target: Complexity Gaming
Established in 2003, Complexity is one of America’s premier and longest standing esports organizations. Over the past 18 years, Complexity has won over 140 championships in nearly 30 games.
price ($mm)
$28
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$5
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5.5x
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announced 6/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire Team BloodHounds Inc.

synopsis: Intema signs letter of intent to acquire Team BloodHounds Inc., owner of the Team BH esports team. Team BH is the second most-followed esports brand based out of Canada and is one of the most influential Fortnite teams in North America, with a current total brand following of 775,000+ people across YouTube, Instagram & Twitter.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema is a publicly traded holding company that specializes in holding technological businesses in various technology sectors. They offer services in predictive marketing, behavioral email campaigns and custom integrations all aimed at helping optimize all client's business needs. "
target: Team BloodHounds Inc.
Team BH is the second most-followed esports brand based out of Canada and is one of the most influential Fortnite teams in North America, with a current total brand following of 775,000+ people across YouTube, Instagram & Twitter.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Omaken Sports AS, acquired Heroic.gg

synopsis: Omaken Sports, an esport organization based in Norway with world class players in PUBG, announced it has acquired Danish organization Heroic. Heroic is a newly founded and player-owned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team that competes among the very best globally.
buyer: Omaken Sports AS (OTCNO:OMAKEN:$0.00)
Omaken Sports is an esport organization based in Norway with world class players in PUBG. Omaken Sports was founded in 2020 by Norwegian content creator Joachim “Noobwork” Haraldsen. "
target: Heroic.gg
Heroic is a newly founded and player-owned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team® that competes among the very best globally. Heroic was formed in August 2016, initially featuring the members of Team X.
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closed 3/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

GameSquare Esports Inc., acquired Reciprocity Corp.

synopsis: GameSquare Esports Inc., a Canadian gaming and esports company, is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Reciprocity Corp., a privately held gaming and esports company in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: GameSquare Esports Inc. (CNSX:GSQ:$1.22)
GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. "
target: Reciprocity Corp.
Toronto-based, Reciprocity, owns three gaming and esports assets: a CrossFire franchise in China that it owns with LGD Gaming, a 40% interest in a League of Legends team in Latin America, and, GCN, Inc., a digital media company focusing on the gaming and esports audience.
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$12
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announced 11/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Shattered Dreams Esports

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp, a global leader in the commercialization of immersive technologies that incorporate VR, AR, esports, and gaming, will acquire Shattered Dreams Esports (SxD), an esports organization in Canada. SxD identifies prospective professional esports players and content creators and empowers them to take their careers to the next level.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation is a global leader in the commercialization of immersive technologies that incorporate virtual reality, augmented reality, esports, and gaming. Its core business seeks to monetize through licensing its IP, developing interactive exhibitions, and esports tournaments and content. "
target: Shattered Dreams Esports
Shattered Dreams Esports (SxD) is a community driven esports organization in Canada that competes in 10+ different game titles. SxD identifies prospective professional esports players and content creators and empowers them to take their careers in gaming to the next level.
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closed 10/21/2020 via PR Newswire

Andrew Steinberg and Todd Harris, acquired Ghost Gaming US

synopsis: Ghost Gaming, a premier gaming lifestyle brand focused on cultivating the best talent in video gaming, was acquired by a group of Atlanta-based investors led by Andrew Steinberg and Todd Harris. The move will further establish the area as a central hub of the growing esports landscape.
buyer: Andrew Steinberg and Todd Harris
Andrew Steinberg is the Founder and Managing Partner at Phoenix Capital Ventures and former Chief Revenue and Business Officer for the Atlanta Hawks. Todd Harris is the co-founder of Hi-Rez Studios and CEO of Skillshot Media. "
target: Ghost Gaming US
Ghost Gaming is a premier gaming lifestyle brand focused on cultivating and facilitating the best talent in gaming, design, and content creation, providing a platform to create unique partnerships in sports, music, entertainment, fashion, and tech.
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closed 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired Esports Gaming League

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company in Malta with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, has acquired the Esports Gaming League (EGL), a fast-growing UK-based esports company serving a rapidly expanding community of gamers in Europe, Middle East, and the Americas.
buyer: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GMBL:$0.00)
Esports Entertainment Group is a licensed Malta-based online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The company offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds, and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated, and secure platform to the global esports audience. "
target: Esports Gaming League
Esports Gaming League (EGL) is a UK-based esports company serving gamers in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. EGL is a B2B-centric provider of live and online events and tournaments where gamers can compete and enjoy a wide range of content relating to esports and video games.
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Australian Esports League, will acquire The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd

synopsis: Leading esports companies Cubs Esports and Critical Hit Entertainment (CHE), operator of The Australian Esports Leage (AEL), officially announce their intention to merge. The new group will continue to trade under the CHE banner. Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports.
buyer: Australian Esports League
The Australian Esports League (AEL) is a provider of premier esports competitions in Australia, attracting competitors from across the nation. The vision of the AEL is to develop the most entertaining, engaging and respected esports experience in Australia. It is owned by Critical Hit Entertainment."
target: The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd
Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports. The Cubs are an Australian based esports franchise coming to gaming arenas.
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closed 11/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., acquired Houston Outlaws

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a multi-platform media company providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across the United States through its radio broadcast and digital operations, has acquired the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws esports team from an affiliate of Immortals Gaming Club.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a multi-platform media company providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across the United States through its radio broadcast and digital operations. "
target parent: Immortals, LLC
target: Houston Outlaws
The Houston Outlaws are a professional franchised esports team participating in the Overwatch League, representative of the cities Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
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closed 9/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Luminosity Gaming merged with Enthusiast Gaming Inc.,

synopsis: Enthusiast, the fastest-growing online community of video gamers, has completed the merger with Luminosity Gaming, one of the largest globally recognized esports organizations in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$99.64)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Luminosity Gaming
Founded in February 2015, Luminosity Gaming, is one of the largest globally recognized esports organization in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

OverActive Media, acquired MAD Lions Esports Club

synopsis: OverActive Media has acquired Spanish organization MAD Lions Esports Club. MAD Lions is a Spanish esports organisation that was formed in August 2017. The club currently competes at the highest national level in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Clash Royale and FIFA.
buyer: OverActive Media
OverActive Media (OAM) is an integrated global company delivering esports and video game entertainment. OAM combines team ownership with audience engagement to better connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. "
target: MAD Lions Esports Club
MAD Lions is a Spanish esports organisation that was formed in August 2017. The club currently competes at the highest national level in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Clash Royale and FIFA.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tainted Minds Acquisition Group, acquired Tainted Minds

synopsis: Australian esports organisation Tainted Minds has been acquired by private investors and will rebrand as ICON Esports. The investors are Raymond Burke, Edward Abbot, Mathew Davey, Nathan Taylor, and Adrian Whittingham.
buyer: Tainted Minds Acquisition Group
The investors are Raymond Burke, Chairman of Highlanders Super Rugby, Edward Abbot, CEO of QMS Sport, Mathew Davey, Founder & CEO of Ticketdirect, Nathan Taylor, Managing Director for Capital Markets at Commonwealth Bank, and Adrian Whittingham, Executive Director of Pinnacle Investment Management. "
target: Tainted Minds
Tainted Minds is an Australian based competitive gaming organization with professional esports teams across a range of titles. The teams chase their dreams and compete on some of the largest stages in the world.
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announced 12/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

SMAAASH Entertainment Private Limited, will acquire Simplicity Esports

synopsis: SMAAASH Entertainment Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Simplicity Esports, LLC via an all stock acquisition. Simplicity is an established brand in the esports industry with an engaged fan base competing in popular games across different genres, including PUBG, Gears of War, Injustice 2 and NHL 19.
buyer: SMAAASH Entertainment Private Limited (SMSH:$0.00)
SMAAASH is a global entertainment company offering interactive sports experiences and virtual reality gaming technology, headquartered in Mumbai India. SMAAASH presently operates world-class entertainment centers across 39 locations in India, and one international center in the U.S. "
target: Simplicity Esports
Simplicity is an established brand in the esports industry with an engaged fan base competing in popular games across different genres, including PUBG, Gears of War, Injustice 2 and NHL 19.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

OverActive Media, acquired Splyce

synopsis: OverActive Media Group Inc., has acquired global esports stalwart, Splyce Inc. Splyce is home to top level teams across multiple esports titles around the globe. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include teams in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Rocket League,, Starcraft II, Halo, Smite and Paladins.
buyer: OverActive Media
Based in Canada, OverActive Media is an integrated company delivering esports and video game entertainment experiences to fans through franchise ownership, strategic partnerships, investments and acquisitions. "
target: Splyce
Splyce is home to top level teams across multiple esports titles around the globe. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include teams in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Rocket League,, Starcraft II, Halo, Smite and Paladins.
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closed 2/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Community Entertainment Svenska AB, acquired Red Reserve

synopsis: Battleriff Gaming AB has sold its subsidiary Red Reserve AB to the public company Community Entertainment Sverige AB, “CEAB”. Red Reserve is a well-known international brand for esports teams. CEAB's business focus is gameification through different quiz products.
buyer: Community Entertainment Svenska AB (XSAT:CEAB:$0.23)
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target parent: Battleriff Gaming AB
target: Red Reserve
Red Reserve is an international gaming entertainment brand, best known for their roots in the Call of Duty sniping community. They own and manage professional esports teams in the games COD, (Call of Duty), FIFA and Gears of War.
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closed 11/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Jerry Jones and John Goff, acquired Complexity Gaming

synopsis: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and real estate investor John Goff have acquired a majority stake in North American esports franchise compLexity Gaming. Founded in 2003, compLexity has been a consistent and driving force in multiple competitive gaming scenes across North America.
buyer: Jerry Jones and John Goff
Jerry Jones is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. John Goff is a private investor based in Fort Worth, Texas, and the co-founder of Crescent Real Estate Equities. "
target: Complexity Gaming
Founded in 2003, compLexity has been a consistent and driving force in multiple competitive gaming scenes across North America. Their esports teams and players have amassed over 120 major championship wins and have been featured in outlets including Sports Illustrated and The Wall Street Journal.
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announced 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Onslaught eSports, will acquire The Roanoke Reign

synopsis: Onslaught eSports, one of the top professional competitive eSports organizations world-wide, has reached a deal to acquire the Roanoke Reign, a multi-platform professional electronic sport company. Reign has competitive players competing around the country on Call of Duty, CSGO, Super Smash Bros, and Gears of War.
buyer: Onslaught eSports
Onslaught eSports is one of the top professional competitive eSports organizations world-wide, competing in both console and PC video game titles such as Call of Duty, Gears of War, Counter Strike, Halo, Smite, Rocket League, and more. "
target: The Roanoke Reign
The Roanoke Reign is a multi-platform professional electronic sport company. Reign houses talented teams and players that compete at the highest level of eSport competition. Reign has competitive players competing around the country on Call of Duty, CSGO, Super Smash Bros, and Gears of War.
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closed 2/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Challengeme Esports GmbH, acquired eSports Hero, Inc.

synopsis: Challengeme Esports GmbH, provider of one of the most sophisticated eSports Matchmaking & Tournament Platforms, announced the acquisition of US-based eSports Hero Inc., a skilled gaming platform where gamers of all skills levels can compete for cash prizes and glory playing the top global Esports.
buyer: Challengeme Esports GmbH
Challengeme Esports GmbH (CME) is an established business in the rapidly growing eSports space, based in Berlin, Germany. CME provides a world class eSports tournament and matchmaking platform, which caters to social players, competitive and even pro gamers, as well as professional streamers. "
target: eSports Hero, Inc.
Esports Hero is a skilled gaming platform where gamers of all skills levels can compete for cash prizes and glory playing the top global Esports such as Hearthstone and Dota 2. The ESH platform facilitates both money matches and bracketed tournaments and offers multiple compliant payout options.
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