Esports organization Fnatic unveiled that it has raised over $7 million in financing, with contributions made by owners of the Boston Celtics, Houston Astros and AS Roma. Jim Pallotta, The AS Roma president involved his private investment company Raptor Group in the round.
AS ROMA 360 previously reported that AS Roma formed a joint venture with Fnatic where three FIFA esports players would wear jerseys of the Italian football team with a Fnatic logo during competition.
According to the famous portal Sporttechie, Sam Mathews, Founder of Fnatic, recently released a statement in which he further analyzed this phenomenon:
“There has been strong growth in esports, which has accelerated in recent years, but the major shift has been in the acceptance and inclusion by sports franchises, media companies, and high profile individuals who have entered and advanced the industry rapidly. We’re incredibly excited by the opportunities available within esports, and having world class investors and advisors only enhances our ability to address these opportunities and continue to innovate.”