E-sports gaming startup Gamerji raises $1.1M

Esports gaming platform Gamerji has raised $1.1 million in a Pre-Series A round led by Unicorn India Venture

Founded in 2019, Gamerji provides players with a platform to compete and host tournaments “bridging the gap” between amateur and professional competition. The startup now has 2.3 million users on its platform and has hosted over 29K events so far. Gamerji is said to have greatly increased its player population since its seed round in December 2020, with over 200 tournaments across several titles now taking place every day.

Soham Thacker, Founder, and CEO of Gamerji spoke on the funding round: “At Gamerji, we strive to provide gamers with a platform to begin their esports journey by participating in daily competitive tournaments, building their stats & stand a chance to make a mark in the gaming world. Esports is still at a very early stage in India and there is a lot of talent that needs to be explored.

“Gamerji intends to be a platform of choice where gamers can showcase their skills, build their stats & grow the community. We are glad to receive constant support from Unicorn India Ventures along with our other investors”

Bhaskar Majumdar, Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures, said: “Esports is growing the fastest within the overall gaming market. Gamerji has demonstrated this thesis well given their growth numbers. We continue to share the vision of the company and back them as they look to expand to other international geographies.”

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