Pepper Esports acquired by The Gaming Stadium
By Bob Garcia
The online tournament hosting service now becomes part of the growing portfolio of the Canadian eSports brand
Esports organizations continue to grow and become large-scales brands, and The Gaming Stadium (TGS) eSports arena and gaming brand from Richmond, BC, is about to grow bigger. It has been announced that the organization has acquired a tournament organization platform, Pepper Esports. Even though the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted the normal course of eSports competitions, TGS has been thriving during the crisis thanks to its ability to take advantage of the internet and online gaming.
“The majority of our players sign-up and compete online anyways,” TGS Esports CEO Spiro Khouri explained to Daily Hive. There was not really much adaptation to do since their players are used to engaging in at-home-play anyway, so it was an easier transition when lockdowns started around the world. TGS is reporting a spike in the number of players who are signing up to play on a monthly basis as the company shifted the entire operation exclusively to online grounds.
With the acquisition of the Pepper Esports platform, an online tournament hosting service, TGS will be able to offer competitive events that cover all necessary aspects to succeed. By pairing the brand and this new tool, the company aims to provide gamers with entirely new gaming experience. “We’re trying to build a brand for gamers. Pepper is going to be the facilitation tool. TGS will be the execution tool,” says Khouri. This platform comes to ease the process of signing up and entry requirements that are usually a hassle when it comes to online independent gaming tournaments.
“There have been many who didn’t register or sign up because there were just too many things [to sign up for],” adds Khouri. “Now, we can do it all on our own. We brought them [Pepper Esports] onboard to have all of the pillars for an event under one roof.”