Esports and skill gaming platform Mobile Premier League (MPL), which has already ventured its journey to becoming the next unicorn in the gaming space, has acquired esports gaming platform GamingMonk for an undisclosed amount.
GamingMonk has expertise in hosting multiple esports tournaments across platforms including PC, consoles and mobile phones and is acting as a launchpad for publishers and a community for gamers creating an integrated ecosystem across esports, live streaming, and content discovery.
“GamingMonk will augment our efforts in reaching our target audience and engage with our users effectively. With the increased consumption of esports in the last couple of years and it becoming as competitive as any other sport, it gives us immense pleasure to present our users with the best of games to play, and enjoy their passion for gaming," said Sai Srinivas, Co-founder and CEO, MPL.
While launching Esports Arena, MPL is also hoping to cater to the market created by esports tournaments in some of its marquee games such as chess, WCC, pool, etc. The main aim for the brand is to take esports to the masses, with gaming titles that are smartphone friendly.
"I strongly believe that our collaboration with MPL will not only help us accomplish our goal, but also transform the way every individual in our country views esports. MPL has been one of the pioneers in changing the gaming culture in Asia, and it was a no brainer for us that if there was someone who could help us reach our goal at the earliest it had to be them," said Ashwin Haryani, co-founder, GamingMonk.