AFK Gaming, an esports content platform, has raised $200,000 in pre-Series A funding round from Inflection Point Ventures (IPV), an early-stage investing platform.
AFK Gaming will use this round of funding to link reach to revenue through programmatic and direct advertising while also expanding the scope of coverage to additional esport titles in Southeast Asia, according to a statement.
This esports content platform claimed that it has grown 4x since January this year. It has also signed service contracts with some of the largest tournament organisers, publishers and brands in India.
AFK Gaming was founded by Nishant Patel, Rakesh Ramchandran, and Siddharth Nayyar, and it has been clocking over 15 million monthly impressions across web, video, and social media.
Nishant Patel, Co-Founder, AFK Gaming said, “Despite some of the best esports teams, tournaments and players hailing from the Asian region, there is a distinct lack of coverage available for the global audience. AFK Gaming aims to bridge this gap by marrying our understanding of esports content creation with IPV’s expertise in building scalable, sustainable businesses.”
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