Seattle-based esports wagering operator Unikrn has announced the acquisition of Berlin-based ChallengeMe.GG (CME), an esports matchmaking service and tournament partner.
The multi-million dollar acquisition is will help Unikrn bring to life “full-blown skill-based betting in the near future.”
CME will continue its operations as a matchmaking platform which enables both casual & skill-based competitive gaming across tournaments, ladders, leagues and direct challenges with friends.
Once integrated into the Unikrn platform, CME will extend the utility of UKG with buy-in tournaments to start as soon as this May and other skill-based, blockchain-powered challenges coming in the near future.
The platform will also be powered by UnikoinGold, and will integrate with the Unikrn Wallet so users will be able to enter tournaments, make trades and use UKG on the CME platform with cutting-edge technology, always-instant process time and no transaction fees.
"Joining forces with Unikrn was the ideal match for us,” Said Simon Seefeldt, CME’s CEO. “Instead of doing our own ICO, we can take advantage of the best gaming crypto has to offer: UKG’s ecosystem and technology. Combining the brand-power of Unikrn and UnikoinGold with our world-class tournament & matchmaking platform will provide esports enthusiasts from casual to pro a place to enjoy, compete and be rewarded for playing their favorite esports titles."
Rahul Sood, Unikrn's CEO, said, "CME’s platform is beyond its competition, and with their technology and Unikrn’s userbase, endemic reach, brand partnerships and existing product lines — as well as UnikoinGold, the largest token in esports and gaming history — users are about to see a digital casual-competitive landscape well beyond anything to date conceived."
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