eSports BAR October 2019
Isle of Media has signed a cooperation agreement with Chris Chaney, representing Evolution Interactive and Lunar Storm Capital. The new cooperation will improve access to private equity and funding solutions for Isle of Man eSports ventures. Contacts had been established via eSports BAR, the leading eSports trade conference format that MIPCOM’s and MipTV’s organiser Reed Midem operates in Cannes, Miami and Seoul. Chris, who started as an investor and advisor for various non-traditional sports and media verticals like action sports and mixed martial arts, has made his name with multiple investments. He is a serial eSports entrepreneur and known as the founder of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, securing franchise spots in the Overwatch League (Houston Outlaws ) and League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). Infinite recently exited with Riot Games and Activision Blizzard approving the acquisition by Immortals Gaming Club.
Chris also acts as advisor to Roundhill Investments (registered investment advisory for a series of ETFs providing exposure to the eSports and digital entertainment industry), Aggero (BigData analystics for influencer discovery for eSports and gaming industries), Edge (eSports payments and regulation platform), and many other eSports ventures and associations. Forbes honored Chris, a Princeton graduate, by listing him in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30‘.
Chris Chaney said: “This is an exciting cooperation arrangement with Isle of Media Limited. eSports is a globally booming sector and a significant opportunity. I look forward to assisting to develop and scale the eSports industry in the Isle of Man from an investor’s perspective.”
Dr Richard Arning, Chairman of Isle of Media stated: “We are absolutely delighted to offer private equity and investment solutions to our clients in the eSports sector, Chris is one of the leading figures in the global eSports industry and a true cosmopolitan, based in the US, grown up in Germany. Access to private capital and senior expertise is key to accelerate our industry’s growth.”