Ampverse enters India, acquires 7Sea Esports with planned investment of several million dollars

The Indian sports organization 7Sea Esports has been acquired by the Asian sports organization Ampverse as it enters its fourth market with India. Ampverse refers to itself as a ‘second breed of e-sports company’ that owns and builds e-sports teams across Asia.

7Sea Esports currently operates three rosters across India, Bangladesh and Nepal. While the Indian list competes in Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the teams from the other two regions play PUBG Mobile (PUBGM). and since then it has won India Today’s Dangal, while also finishing second at the Sky Esports Championship, establishing itself as one of the most competitive BGMI teams out there.

When Ampverse entered India, they acquired 7Sea Esports, while also planning a multi-million dollar investment to make them a powerful, culturally relevant brand that connects with fans on a large scale.

7Sea Esports acquired by Ampverse receives planned investment of several million dollars

Despite launching 7Sea Esports in June 2020 with a stated goal of developing e-sports teams in South Asia, 7Sea Esports in India expanded quite recently in July 2021. It currently operates one BGMI list in the country, which has quickly proven itself as an excellent competitor. Their BGMI team consists of:

  • Meet “Prince” Brahambhat – IGL

  • Taha “Aladdin” Kamkar – Filter

  • Rede “Rede” Deka – Assailant

  • Harsh “SPRAYGOD” Malik – Assailant

AFK Gaming had an opportunity to catch up with Santosh Pecheti, founder of 7Sea Esports, to discuss their recent acquisition of Ampverse, while also talking about how they plan to use seven-digit investment, expansion strategy and more.

Starting with 7Sea Esports’ vision after the investment, Pecheti says they are ready to take it to the next level with Ampverse. Going forward, they will invest in the Indian esports ecosystem and grow it, bring content creators into the space and develop a portfolio of companies instead of just investing in the esports teams.

With this seven-digit investment on the way, 7Sea Esports also plans to expand to other titles like Free Fire and Valorant in India. Pecheti says they are seeking to expand to both of these titles at the moment and have actively started discussions with several rosters that they believe would suit the company’s needs.

Regarding the topic of influencers and content creators, and whether it is something they are looking at including them as part of 7Sea Esports’ plans, Pecheti explains that this will be one of the core goals they have set for the next 18 months.

How does Ampverse’s expertise in the Asian e-sports industry come into play to help 7Sea Esports grow and scale? Well, according to Pecheti, their CEO’s (Ferdinand Gutierrez) background with Twitch gives them the necessary expertise when it comes to managing influencers, managing brands that could collaborate with influencers, something they have done in the past with Bacon Time, MiTH and SBTC Esports .

Finally, Pecheti shines a little light on 7Sea Esports’ short- and long-term goals after this investment, and Pecheti welcomes the fact that within the first 18 months they will start accelerating more revenue streams that already exist in the market, such as investing in influencers. , to bring sponsorships and a few other strategic investments that they deem necessary.

What is Ampverse?

Ampverse is an e-sports organization based in Thailand, which has now established itself in four countries: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and India, with plans to expand to two more countries, Indonesia and the Philippines. They have a documented record in acquiring and building some of the largest esports organizations in Asia, such as Bacon Time and MiTH in Thailand, SBTC Esports in Vietnam and their recent acquisition of 7Sea Esports in India. They have also planned to make a multi-million dollar investment focusing on the acceleration of e-sports and the gaming ecosystem in the Indian market.

Ferdinand Gutierrez, CEO of Ampverse, expresses that he is very excited about this opportunity to enter the Indian e-sports market. 7Sea Esports is the perfect organization to work with as it has a track record of success and more importantly a passionate founder, now all that is left is to execute the plan and develop all aspects of the franchise.

Several esports titles like BGMI, Free Fire, Valorant are gaining momentum in India, and content creation around gaming is growing at a healthy pace. It will be interesting to see how 7Sea Esports can leverage Ampverse’s investment and expertise to expand its reach and mark its presence in India.

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