As a growing wave of fledgling eSports companies seek financing to get off the ground and go public, competitive gaming investment group New Wave Esports Corp.
Capital markets advisor Clayton Fisher — who has previously worked as a financial advisor for companies such as Canaccord Genuity, Raymond James Ltd, and Think Technologies Corp. — has officially joined the New Wave board of directors.
In exchange for joining the board and meeting performance milestones, Fisher was issued 650,000 common shares of the company as well as 350,000 restricted shares, which can’t be traded until March of next year.
New Wave just recently beginning to trade on the Canadian Stock Exchange, and had a restricted share plan approved by shareholders last month.
Discussing this latest addition to the New Wave team, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Mitre commented:
New Wave currently partners with or has a stake in both eSports teams and tech companies such as Thunderbolt CDG, PlayLine, Even Matchup Gaming, and Tidal Gaming.
That latter company notably owns and operate Lazarus Esports, which won 2nd in the Duo Finals and 4th place in the Solo Finals for the Fortnite World Cup.
The world champion series of Fortnite was broadcast via outlets such as Twitch and YouTube last month as competitive game streaming continues to see a major upward trend each year with hundreds of millions of additional hours viewed so far in 2019.
That popular battle royale title also just recently re-launched with the updated “Chapter 2” version, which included major changes to the Fortnite map and a host of new gameplay additions like vehicles, fishing, and a streamlined weapon load out.
Aside from those tweaks to the gameplay, the competitive eSports side of Fortnite has continued on, with the first season of the new Cash Cup now live for any player to join.
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