After a blockbuster year that saw the “LinkedIn for gamers” accrue over half a million new users, esports social media venture eFuse has received a further $6 million in funding from a consortium of professional athletes, gaming influencers, and business executives–and it has bold plans on how to use its newly-acquired investment.
In its latest round of funding, led by the Ohio Innovation Fund, eFuse–which positions itself as “esports’ home for qualified talent”–earned backing from NFL and NBA stars Odell Beckham Jr. and Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns), Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys), Chase Winovich (New England Patriots), and Seth Curry (Philadelphia 76ers).
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Written by Matt Gardner.
Originally published February 18, 2021.