Rogue receives huge investment during latest funding round
The eSports team’s parent company finds support for its expansion plans
ReKTGlobal, which owns the Rogue eSports organization, recently completed a Series A funding round that gathered significant attention. The round saw the company take in more than $10.8 million, which will help the company continue to expand. Leading the funding was philanthropist and entrepreneur Nick Gross, who will take a seat on the company’s board.
According to a statement by the company, “Nick Gross and the investors selected for this round bring incredible expertise and connections in the entertainment world that will help fuel Rogue’s international growth as a pro gaming powerhouse with esports superstars, celebrity supporters and a rabid fan base.”
Joining Gross in funding the company were Rogue co-owner Steve Aoki (ReKTGlobal took majority ownership from Aoki in 2017), Imagine Dragons rock band member and manager Mac Reynolds, Ozone Entertainment founder Bret Disend, Maverick Management partner Larry Rudolph and the founder of 1916 Management, Jonny Gordon.
In putting his support behind the company, Gross states, “We’ve believed in the vision of ReKTGlobal’s co-founders Amish Shah and Dave Bialek from the beginning. By partnering with ReKTGlobal, Find Your Grind was able to bring esports curriculum to high schools across the United States and award $450K in annual scholarships to students interested in exploring esports as a possible life path. “I’m passionate about this space, and it’s exciting to take my involvement with ReKTGlobal to the next level by joining the board, bringing our Find Your Grind and Junior Rogue programs to Europe, and expanding Rogue esports around the world.”