GAMURS acquires Dot Esports
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
The Daily Dot became one of the first major online publishers to launch a dedicated esports section in 2012. Since then, the section has worked with many of best reporters in esports and published many of the industry’s most important stories. The section’s video and editorial content receives at least 5 million views per month.
Fans will see little change in Dot Esports’ editorial content or direction. The new site, which launches today at dotesports.com, will retain that same commitment to independent journalism and quality content and will also look to expand the depth and breadth of its written and video content in the coming months. That content will be supported by new features further enhancing the user experience and giving visitors access to the best the industry has to offer.
The deal includes the editorial and video teams. Dot Esports will retain its current branding and logo for the time being. Kevin Morris, Dot Esports founder, will continue as editor-in-chief.
“We are excited to join up with a company focused exclusively on esports,” Morris said. “GAMURS is committed to creating a home for esports news and content and has done a remarkable job building up its network over the past year. There are a lot of media companies looking to move into esports, but most of them don’t understand the space or its fans. The GAMURS staff are industry natives, and we’re confident they’re right partners as we continue to build one of the best journalism teams in esports.”
Jared Wynne, who spearheaded sales and partnerships under the Daily Dot, will continue as Director of Operations. Under Wynne, Dot Esports forged partnerships with major companies in and around esports and developed relationships with groups including South by Southwest, the annual tech festival. Wynne says fans should expect to see a bigger presence from Dot Esports across the industry.
“For three years, Dot Esports has served as a leader in the esports media landscape. With this move, our team will now be able to focus solely on the world of competitive gaming. We’ve grown and traveled this far along with the rest of the esports community, and we’re excited to take our next steps forward as an integral part of that community, both today and in the future.”
Dot Esports is just the latest in a series of recent acquisitions by GAMURS as the company creates a broad-ranging network of sites that reaches fans across multiple platforms. Riad Chikhani, GAMURS’ CEO, sees the move is a natural fit for both organizations.
“The Dot Esports team has played an integral role in the development of the esports industry and landscape,” Chikhani said. “Not only have the talented individuals behind the Dot Esports brand shaped written content, investigative journalism, and esports coverage, but they have also led the industry in video content. Such a multi-faceted team with potential for continuous innovation is only going to be seen as a perfect fit in the GAMURS Group.“