Gamr, a Nigerian e-sport startup with over 60,000 community members across Africa, has raised an undisclosed seed round from empawa Africa, Adrenaline gaming and other angel investors in a bid to expand its operations.
Gamr seeks to scale operations with seed rounds and provide new opportunities to an estimated 750 million gamers in Africa.
The online subscription platform connects gamers with one another and serves as a contest forum for organizers to host e-sports events.
The startup also hosts its own e-sports contests, one of which is Techplus e-sports, which annually hosts over 4,000 gamers.
Speaking on the raised investment seed round, Sholakunmi Adenipebi, the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Gamr said:
“Africa is the final frontier for esports and Gamr is realizing this opportunity. African gamers have embraced us.
We’ve built our community to over 60,000 and have hosted tournaments featuring thousands of gamers from across Africa. We’ve also built strategic partnerships with stakeholders across the globe.”
Sholakunmi further stated his excitement on the support the e-sports startup has received from its new investors while stating further that Gamr will continue its effort in scaling its services through the continent while providing new opportunities for gamers.
Also speaking on the raised seed investment, Ayomide Adeware, Head of Products and Label Services at empawa Africa added:
“We are proud to be supporting its growth. As we have seen in music, Africa offers a huge and engaged fanbase and we’re excited about the potential for esports in Africa,”
Ayomide commended Gamr’s vision for the development of e-sports in Africa.
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