Generation Esportsfounder of High School Esports Leaguehas acquired a US-military-focused esports league Military Gaming League (MGL),
Generation Esports will continue to operate online and in-person esports tournaments for the league, which provides tournaments for active service members and veterans of the US military.
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This is the first acquisition for Generation Esports since a $19 million (~£15.22m) funding round in May, when the platform was also acquired. Wizard Labs Inc., Over the past 12 months, Generation Esports has raised approximately $30 million (~£24.04m) in funding as it continues to expand its portfolio.
The company also announced that MGL will be using the Generation esports platform to host a new competition called Season Zero. The five-week tournament, open to active duty, will see National Guard, Veterans and Reserves participants compete in Valorant, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Call of Duty.
Daniel Ball, co-founder of the Military Gaming League. During the course of time he wants to give every opportunity to get the recognition which he deserves.
“Generation Esports will enable us to take MGL to a whole new level, which we are thrilled to be a part of.”
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Season Zero will conclude with Championship Weekend from July 1 to July 3, where qualifying teams will compete for a chance to earn MGL Challenge Coins. Details of tournament partners and prize money were not disclosed.
John Bukowski, Chief Commercial Officer of Generation Esportsalso commented: “We are thrilled to add MGL’s community to our family here at Generation Esports. This acquisition continues our position of providing positive gaming experiences across all sectors such as Scholastics, Amateurs and now the Armed Forces.”
We are honored to work with the MGL founders in developing this world-class community that is dedicated to our men and women in uniform.
Esports Insider says: Generation Esports is slowly expanding its operations to all levels of North American esports. By purchasing MGL, the platform can continue to leverage its expertise to run the league as it continues to support military personnel through esports.
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