smash.gg, a San Francisco, CA-based platform for esports communities to organize tournaments, raised $11m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Nabeel Hyatt from Spark Capital, with participation from new investors Accel and Horizon Ventures as well as a number of seed investors and angels including Caffeinated Capital and Lowercase Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and hire in in San Francisco, Denver, and Atlanta.
Co-founded by Shantanu Talapatra, Nathan Welch, Evan Seguin, Chris Ogle, Andrew Susky and Richard Klein, smash.gg is building a platform to empower eSports fans to create tournaments around such ganes ad Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo Game Cube, Street Fighter V, Marvel vs Capcom, Rocket League, and trading card games. More than 2,000 events a month are currently run on the platform, which handles payments with respect to the sale of tickets, registrations, merchandise, and services, fundraising, and other tasks.