Gamr, a Nigerian e-sports startup, has secured a round of seed funding to help it expand.
Gamr is a subscription-based online platform that allows gamers to interact with one another and tournament organizers to host events. It also organizes its own e-sports championships, such as Techplus e-sports, which attracts over 4,000 competitors annually.
The startup, which now has over 60,000 subscribers across Africa, has raised an undisclosed seed round to help it grow even further. empawa Africa, Adrenaline Gaming, and other angel investors are among the participants.
“Africa is the final frontier for esports and Gamr is realising 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,” said chief operating officer (COO) Sholakunmi Adenipebi.
“We’re excited to have the support of our new investors and will push to continue scaling across the continent and provide new opportunities for gamers, tournament organisers and brands.”
Gamr’s track record and vision for e-sports in Africa, according to Ayomide Adeware, head of goods and label services at empawa Africa, is “intriguing.”
“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,” Adeware said.