T1 sign Smash players ANTi and LarryLurr, while Gen.G Esports raises $46 million from investor pool that includes Will Smith
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T1 sign Anti and LarryLurr
T1 recently announced their presence in the Super Smash Bros. competitive scene by signing Smash Ultimate players and content creators Jason “ANTi” Bates and Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland.
I’m excited to announce that I am now player & content creator for @T1! I’d like to thank everyone for being supportive of me and thank T1 for giving me this opportunity! Let’s get these W’s and create amazing things 🙂 pic.twitter.com/RIabnruGmq
— T1 ANTi (@Anti) April 17, 2019
As a top talent in the Smash 4 competitive scene, ANTi recently played under the Immortals banner.
On the other hand, LarryLurr competed for eLevate through 2016 and early 2017 before leaving for Misfits.
I’m excited to announce that along with Anti I too am now a player and content creator for @T1! I can’t explain how happy I am to finally share this with you guys! Thank you T1 for this incredible opportunity and everyone for your love and support! pic.twitter.com/Z8lDx3oios
— Larry Lurr (@LarryLurr) April 17, 2019
The T1 Smash Ultimate roster will compete in the Pound 2019 tournament this weekend in Laurel, Maryland.
Gen.G Esports raises $46 million from an investor pool that includes Will Smith
Gen.G Esports, owners of Overwatch League team Seoul Dynasty, have raised $46 million from a diverse portfolio of investors, one of which is Hollywood actor, Will Smith.
— Gen.G esports (@GenG) April 17, 2019
Outside the Seoul Dynasty, Gen.G also own the League of Legends team by the same name that competes on the Korean circuit.
While the terms of the deal were not made public, Gen.G has said that the funding will go towards creating a youth academy program, an open team HQ in LA and further expansion into other games and regions.
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