ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) has announced the acquisition of leading global esports technology and infrastructure firm Vindex. The acquisition is a further step in EFG’s goal of uniting and engaging players, fans and creators across esports and video games to bring their experiences to newer regions.
EFG and Vindex will collaborate together to use their industry experience to work on innovation for publishers, brands and video game communities worldwide. Some of the advantages of the acquisition will be:
- Combined expertise building innovative video game ecosystems uniting players, fans, teams and creators.
- Strengthened geographic footprint of event production and studio capabilities across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific and Japan to drive modern engagement of the digital generation.
- Added expertise to build out and grow DreamHack festivals in the US.
- Deepened broadcast and consumer insights through VIP to inform and better design content and experiences for gamers globally.
Craig Levine, co-CEO of ESL FACEIT Group, commented:
“The unmatched expertise and talent of our combined teams are the catalyst to drive our mission to build worlds beyond gameplay around the games fans love. The combination with Vindex brings together the power of our brands with a new scale in infrastructure and production capabilities. As one, this will help serve new communities of gamers and accelerate gaming culture globally.“
Mike Sepso, CEO of Vindex, said:
“By joining forces with EFG, we are bringing together the best of video games and esports under one roof. EFG is the global leader in the industry and being part of the ESL FACEIT Group will allow us to not only expand our global footprint but also leverage our complementary technology stack to deliver a comprehensive suite of products and services to drive engagement. Together, we are best positioned to accelerate our growth plans and scale our offering for publishers, brands and gamers worldwide.”