Mission Control, a St. Louis-based rec league gaming platform that allows community centers, recreation departments, and other groups to conduct their own esports leagues, closed a $1.75M funding round.
The round was led by Dundee Venture Capital, with participation from M25, Cultivation Capital, and MATH Venture Partners.
The company intends to use the funds to expand the platform.
Co-founded by Chief Executive Officer Austin Smith and Chief Operating Officer Byron Abrigg in October 2018, Mission Control is dedicated to helping gather and grow communities with digitally organized social experiences. It manages the league schedule, validates scores, and determines the champion while also serving as a community forum for league members and friends. Gamers join Mission Control leagues (hosted by local and national organizations) for a casual, social experience while organizations — whether a community center, college rec department, gaming hub, or other group — can use it to gather a following, host leagues of various game titles, and manage their esports’ operations.
The company works with industry leaders like GameStop and the Minnesota Rokkr, a professional Call of Duty team, as well as Duke, MIT, the Dallas Parks and Rec Department, and the Special Olympics of New York & Oregon.