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The Fortnite World Cup Has Kicked Off In New York City, And A $30 Million Prize Pool Is On The Line

July 27, 2019

Many a tennis great has been crowned under the bright lights of New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. But this weekend, the renowned arena will oversee the coronation of a different kind of royalty as the world’s best Fortnite players duke…

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Intel Grand Slam The Latest Achievement In Team Liquid’s Banner Year

July 8, 2019

History was made in Germany on Sunday, when Team Liquid became the second team to complete the Intel Grand Slam, winning its fourth ESL or Dreamhack Masters in a little more than two months to win the grand prize of…

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Niantic: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Bringing Gaming Communities Together

June 20, 2019

As an extended part of the Niantic family, we at aXiomatic are thrilled to welcome the passionate Harry Potter fanbase to share in an incredibly fun, social experience with the launch of the augmented reality (AR) mobile game Harry Potter:…

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MSE to Host Team Liquid at MedStar Wizards District Gaming Studio For Fortnite World Cup Qualifier

May 7, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment will host Team Liquid’s Thomas “72hrs” Mulligan and Noah “Vivid” Wright at MedStar Wizards District Gaming Studio during the Fortnite World Cup Qualifier May 4 through June 15. Team Liquid’s players will be…

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Niantic Inc. Announces $245 Million Series C Led By IVP, with Strategic Investment From aXiomatic Gaming, Samsung Ventures

January 16, 2019

Global leader in Augmented Reality experiences continues its momentum from blockbuster Pokémon GO; grows portfolio including the highly anticipated Harry Potter: Wizards Unite; expands focus on Niantic Real World Platform SAN FRANCISCO – January 16, 2019 – Niantic, Inc., the…

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Nifty Games, A New Name In Interactive Entertainment Specializing in Sports Video Games: Receives $3 Million In Seed Round

November 27, 2018

Founding Investors Include aXiomatic™ Gaming and March Capital Partners® SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nifty Games™, a brand-new video game publisher announced its initial capital raise today. Founded by gaming industry veterans Jon Middleton and Pete Wanat, Nifty Games has been…

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M&A wrap: Bruce Stein, David Rubenstein, Michael Jordan, Axiomatic

October 26, 2018

A group led by Michael Jordan and Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) co-founder David Rubenstein have invested in e-sports and video game startup Axiomatic, which is led by CEO Bruce Stein (pictured). Rubenstein is investing through his family office Declaration…

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Epic Games Forges New Financial and Strategic Partnerships

October 26, 2018

Strategic investment partners include KKR, ICONIQ Capital, Smash Ventures, aXiomatic, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins, and Lightspeed Venture Partners CARY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Epic Games is pleased to announce it has received an investment of approximately $1.25 billion from KKR, ICONIQ Capital, Smash…

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Esports Ownership Group aXiomatic Secures Investments from Michael Jordan and Declaration Capital

October 25, 2018

Capital will support continued growth of esports brand Team Liquid. LOS ANGELES- As part of an ongoing mission to empower unforgettable esports experiences, esports ownership group aXiomatic today announced the addition of Michael Jordan and Declaration Capital as investors. “The…

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Team Liquid Beats Cloud9 For Second Straight NA LCS Title

September 9, 2018

Team Liquid ended Cloud9’s Cinderella run in style on Sunday with a 3-0 sweep to claim its second straight North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split title at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Team Liquid, led by…

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Making Entrepreneurial Magic

June 1, 2018

Growing up in Lansing, Michigan with nine brothers and sisters, Earvin “Magic Johnson was given his iconic nickname after a journalist saw one of his high school basketball performances. Five NBA championships, twelve All-Star appearances, and three MVP awards later,…

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Team Liquid Parent aXiomatic Raises $25 Million in Series B Investment

May 22, 2018

Team Liquid parent group aXiomatic has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round led by Golden State Warriors executive board member Bruce Karsh, according to an April document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The round includes…

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