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Team Liquid

Team Liquid is one of the oldest and most respected brands in the esports industry. Founded in 2000 as a community website for the nascent competive gaming scene, Team Liquid has since grown into one of the most successful esports teams in the industry, fielding players in over ten esports titles. In 2016 aXiomatic purchased a majority position in Team Liquid and has since worked together with Team Liquid management and aXiomatic investors to bring know-how and best practices to team operations.

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Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology is used by millions of game developers and digital creatives to bring high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, virtual and augmented reality platforms, and film. Unreal Engine is freely available at unrealengine.com.

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Niantic

Niantic is the world’s leading augmented reality (AR) game publisher and creator of Pokémon GO, the award-winning AR title with over 800 million downloads to date. Niantic’s next major title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, is set to release in 2019, and the company will also look to partner with other companies to enable use of their proprietary “Real World Platform”. The Company envisions far-reaching applications for the platform, and hopes to extend its leadership position in geospatial technology and planet-scale AR throughout the gaming industry and beyond.

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Disney Accelerator

In July 2017, the Walt Disney Company announced an equity investment in aXiomatic as part of its Disney Accelerator program. The Disney Accelerator is designed to connect Disney’s portfolio companies with the creativity, imagination and expertise of The Walt Disney Company, providing unprecedented access to Disney’s leadership team across its vast array of business segments. aXiomatic looks forward to partnering with Disney in bringing the interactive gaming experience to the properties and distribution channels of the world’s largest media company.

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VENN

VENN (The Videogame Entertainment and News Network) is a newly formed OTT media network focused on esports and gaming. The network will launch in 2020 with two live studios in both New York in Los Angeles, and plans to broadcast premium gaming content across both streaming platforms like Twitch and Youtube, as well as seek distribution deals with other major OTT channels. VENN will seek to become a single source for compelling content surrounding the broader cultural intersection of gaming, esports, music, fashion and celebrities.

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Nifty Games

Nifty Games is a newly-founded game publisher focusing on head-to-head, free-to-play mobile experiences using traditional sports IP. With the unmatched accessibility, increasing performance capabilities, and growth in global markets of mobile gaming, the segment represents a key area of aXiomatic’s investment strategy. We believe in Nifty’s vision of utilizing game genres which are optimized for sports IP on the mobile platform, and believe that aXiomatic’s investment group has the experience and resources to help them bring this vision to fruition.

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AoE Creative

AoE Creative is a new creative and marketing agency focused on the esports and gaming industry. The agency’s founders have deep roots in the gaming world, most recently guiding the marketing and branding efforts for former Optic Gaming parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment, where, among other initiatives, they built the fan favorite Houston Outlaws brand for the Overwatch League. Since inception, AoE Creative has already made significant headway in establishing themselves as the go-to creative industry in the space, and we look forward to seeing everything they’ll create in the future.

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Dapper Labs

Dapper Labs is the development studio behind the world’s first and most successful consumer blockchain product, CryptoKitties. The company’s mission is to use games and entertainment to bring the values of decentralization and true ownership to billions of consumers around the world. To accomplish this, Dapper Labs is creating new games and also working with some of the world’s top entertainment brands to bring compelling intellectual property and communities to the blockchain.

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Matcherino

Matcherino is a comprehensive esports financial management and audience engagement platform. The platform allows esports fans to support their favorite players and communities by crowdfunding tournament prizepools. Tournament organizers can use the platform to transparently manage and disperse prizepool funds. Matcherino also allows both publishers and brand sponsors to participate in the ecosystem in a meaningful way through ecommerce and action-driven sponsorship.

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Mobalytics

All players of competitive multiplayer games have a common goal; to improve and get better. Mobalytics is a personal performance analytics platform for competitive gamers which uses an individual’s in-game data and its proprietary Gamer Performance Index (GPI) to offer the player individualize tips and lesson plans for improvement. Mobalytics is initially focusing on the League of Legends player base and has plans to expand into different titles over the next few years.

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Taunt

Taunt is a Mobile game which seeks to gamify the esports viewing experience. Taunt users compete against each other in real-time while spectating esports games. Aside from predicting winning teams, player performance, and answering other challenge questions, users can collect items that can either be used to enhance their performance or hinder their opponents. Taunt is currently in its Beta phase and focused on League of Legends, with plans to exit Beta and expand into multiple titles in 2019.

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Super League Gaming

Super League Gaming (SLG) hosts local esports tournaments in cities across the US at movie theatres. Youths compete in teams against each other and also represent their city in national competitions against other cities. SLG has secured exclusive rights to Minecraft and League of Legends as well as from multiple theatrical chains for hosting in-theatre gaming competitions.

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Gamer Sensei

Gamer Sensei is a platform that matches casual gamers with expert instructors who are vetted and selected using a rigorous process. One-on-one coaching sessions provides everyday players a chance to learn from the best, while pro and semi-pro players are given the opportunity to monetize their hard-earned talent in their downtime. aXiomatic made a minority investment into Gamer Sensei in 2017 and believe that just like in traditional sports, coaching and training services will be in high demand in the growing esports industry.

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