With the funding, the platform will grow its mobile gaming communities by using tournament sponsorships and also accelerate development of the platform’s core product - artificial intelligence Tourney.
“When Game.tv’s platform crossed 10,000 tournaments in a short period of time, we sensed something big was going on here," said Intel Capital managing director Arun Chetty.
As a big supporter of both esports and emerging technologies, Intel is always looking for ways to accelerate adoption of esports. We believe that Game.tv has a unique vision and technology and with this funding, they can gain a big piece of the esports market segment.”
AI is the future
Tourney is designed to add an extra layer to established game communities, the AI adapts to them, thus creating weekly tournaments. Discord servers have adopted the AI, meaning streamers and content creators can run tournaments.
Furthermore, both Facebook and Twitter will be able to run tournaments through the use of the Game.tv web app.
“In researching the emergence and growth of mobile esports, we identified Game.tv as having unique technology and business model,” said Lisa Hanson, Managing Partner at Niko Partners.
“As the mobile esports segment expands, Game.tv is well-positioned to build a substantial user base, scale its services, and be an important player in this space.”
Game.tv CEO Rosen Sharma added: “AI is the key. In esports today it is difficult to make money unless you are running large professional tournaments and events.”
“Most tournaments run and make money from sponsorships, which exist only for the big events. AI doesn’t need to make money in order to host an event, thus enabling tournaments in communities at any scale so long as people are willing to participate.”
You can find out more about Game.tv by visiting the website here.