Gamer Sensei, an esports coaching service based in Boston, announced Wednesday it has raised $4 million in its most recent round of funding.
“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,” Gamer Sensei co-founder and CEO Rohan Gopaldas said in a statement. “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.”
Among the investors is aXiomatic, the ownership group for Team Liquid that includes noted sports figures Magic Johnson and Golden State Warriors co-owner and Mandalay Entertainment Group Chief Executive Peter Guber. Disney, of course, recently included aXiomatic in its accelerator program.
Gamer Sensei’s other investors include Boston Seed Capital, GC Tracker, Sigma Prime, Corigin Ventures, and a returning investment from Tim & Todd McSweeney, who previously invested in Gamer Sensei.
Gamer Sensei operates 1-on-1 tutoring services across a multiple games including League of Legends, DOTA 2, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. Users of the service can choose the game in which they choose to be coached and are then matched with a coach through the service’s curated collection of experts of each game. Gamer Sensei partnered with H2K Gaming in June to add the League of Legends team as part of its group of experts.
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