Supercell acquires 62% of London’s Space Ape Games for $55.8M

Some consolidation is afoot in the world of gaming. Today, Space Ape Games — a London social and mobile games studio founded by alums from Playfish, Mind Candy and EA — announced that Supercell has acquired 62 percent of the company for $55.8 million, as part of a long-term strategic partnership. The deal gives Space Ape a […]

Pan-European seed fund firstminute hits a final fund close of $100M

New UK early stage VC firstminute Capital launched in June last year to the tune of $60m, with European VC Atomico as its first cornerstone investor. They were joined by 30 unicorns founders from Europe and the US. Last September they brought in the huge China-based company, Tencent reaching a fund size of $85m. Today […]

Reactions to Nova Esports Winning the First Ever Clash Royale League World Championship

Mobile Esports history was made yesterday as Nova Esports won the first ever Clash Royale League World Champions by defeating LATAM champions Vivo Keyd.  Below are some reactions and highlights from the historic event in Tokyo: Official Congrats from Clash Royale and Supercell CEO: History is MADE. @NovaEsportsTeam are the CRL 2018 World Champions! They’re taking […]

This Week in Mobile Esports: Brawl Stars Goes Global, Guns of Boom’s $120,000 Finals, Three Champions Crowned in Season 2 of Valor Series, Meet the Clash Royale League World Finalists

Brawl Stars Finally Goes Global in December After a prolonged soft launch period where the game went through a number of drastic change, Supercell finally announced yesterday that Brawl Stars will finally be getting a Global release!  The Brawl Stars team went all-in to hype up this morning’s Global Announcement, going so far as to […]