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Gankster raises $4.25M for comprehensive esports platform

Gankster raises $4.25M for comprehensive esports platform
December 7, 2022

Israeli start-up Gankster has secured $4.25 million in seed funding co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Hetz Ventures. Gankster aims to create a unified platform for competitive gaming and esports by building backend infrastructure and an operating system. The platform caters to both casual and professional gamers, offering features such as team formation, competitions, practice sessions, and match data tracking. Gankster has gained popularity among collegiate and women's teams, and has the support of major esports organizations including Immortals, Dignitas, XSET, and TSM. The platform plans to expand its game support beyond titles like League of Legends, Valorant, Rocket League, and Dota 2, and also intends to address mobile and battle royale games. Gankster prioritizes combating toxicity through its reputation system, GANKREP 1.0, which incorporates player ratings based on post-match reviews and data from both the app and games themselves. The funding will be used to attract talent, expand game coverage, organize competitions, support gaming communities, and prepare for monetization in Q1 2023.

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