ESforce Holding announces acquisition of SK Gaming’s controlling interest
ESforce Holding announces acquisition of 66% shares of the professional eSports organization SK Gaming. In 2016 the company is going to invest in organization development. SK plans to focus on various eSports teams. Alexander Muller, founder and managing director of SK Gaming, “After considering all the offers, we realized that collaboration with ESforce would be the best decision for our business. We were looking for a partner that could provide us with financial support and also had extensive experience in eSports.
Anton Cherepennikov, co-owner and CEO of ESforce: “More than 10 years ago, just like many other guys, I would sit in an ordinary internet café and watch Counter-Strike superstars play the game for the legendary SK. Today, it is a great honor for me to work with the SK Gaming brand and Alexander Muller. It is a pleasure that the club has started to regain the position of the world leader thanks to our investments. I would like to point out that ESforce acts solely as an investor. The holding neither participates in operating or sports activities of SK Gaming nor affects them. According to our agreement, Alexander Muller is still in charge of the organization.”
SK Gaming is a leading eSports organization and one of the most recognizable brands in the competitive gaming industry. The organization was founded under the name of Schroet Kommando in 1997. They have come a long way from a team of gaming enthusiasts to a successful eSports project with headquarters in Cologne and Los Angeles.
Over the last twenty years SK Gaming has won more than 60 large eSports championships and earned millions in prize money across different games. SK emerged victorious in many tournaments, including Counter-Strike, Quake, FIFA and Warcraft III ones. These days SK Gaming’s pride is their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad. The organization develops eSports athletes, and many professional players of our time started out in SK Gaming.
ESforce Holding is one of the largest eSports organizations in the world and the leader of the Russian eSports. ESforce is a holding company that brings together all key areas of the eSports business from hosting of international tournaments and professional content production to publishing, advertising and eSports-related goods retailment.