GosuGamers has been acquired by esports entrepreneur Samson Oh and partnered with GRID, the leading platform and provider of data to esports, and its founder Moritz Maurer, signalling a new era for the global esports media outlet.
GosuGamers has been a staple of the esports scene since its founding in 2002, and the acquisition looks to breathe new life into the brand by enhancing its editorial team while recruiting new marketing, operations, tech and product specialists from all over the world.
With the acquisition, Moritz Maurer, the founder of GRID and one of the most well-recognised entrepreneurs is backing the new vision, which will see an integrated partnership with GRID, the leading platform & provider of official data solutions in esports.
With GRID on board as the official technology partner, the esports data solutions provider will incorporate its own proprietary technology to the GosuGamers platform, including a Live Stats feature which has been designed to redefine tournament viewing experience, featuring real-time data and match predictions to keep fans up to speed in one centralised esports hub.
The new-look media outlet will be headed up by Samson Oh, a renowned entrepreneur with years of experience working within the esports and gaming industry, including at Team Flash, MOT Games and Cargo Studio. Under Samson, GosuGamers will refocus on expanding its reach beyond Asia to become a truly global media outlet, while his experience in nurturing young and aspiring talents will see the GosuGamers brand make strides in creating content that is accessible and speaks to a range of esports and gaming cultures.
Freddy Tan, the former Chief Editor at IGN for Southeast Asia joins as Head of Creative to help develop GosuGamers’ global and localised content. The business has also added a breadth of talent from the sports industry. Esther Quek, a former NBA sports marketing trailblazer joins as Head of Marketing to develop the profile of the brand and its partnerships, while Wei Khim Cheah, a highly experienced media and broadcast expert having held senior positions at ESPN and Globecast, will support as an advisor.
Now backed by a host of industry veterans, GosuGamers is now steadily expanding its profile in global esports with a growing list of editors based around the world creating localised content across Europe, North America and Southeast Asia building the outlet’s presence to a reach of more than ten million unique users.
In the few short months under the new leadership, GosuGamers has recruited from all over the world from Europe, US, and Asia, while a new platform is currently being developed. The media outlet has also started the Unmuted podcast, a show that takes a deep dive into the world of esports with all the biggest news and trends, while more weekly shows and editorial series are being planned.
Samson Oh, CEO at GosuGamers, commented: “The takeover is a game-changer for GosuGamers, which has won the hearts of esports enthusiasts since its founding. Now, with GRID on board, we can continue providing fans with a hub of entertaining, creative and cutting-edge reporting, while being a positive force for the industry by championing innovative data integration that will fuel a more transparent and informative culture within esports and journalism.”
Moritz Maurer, CEO and founder of GRID added: “GosuGamers was the definitive source of news when I got into esports and the opportunity to build on that great legacy with such amazing partners is both humbling and exciting.”
Founded as a hub for esports enthusiasts in 2002, the takeover will only strengthen its ties with the passionate community around GosuGamers, which has agreed several partnerships with tournaments over the next year.
The esports media outlet will also be teaming up with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer MOONTON Games in a new partnership that will give unrivalled access into the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Philippines esports circuit for its eighth season, with room to expand the partnership into other territories, including Indonesia and Brazil, in the future.
Matt Jaron, Head of Business Development, MOONTON Games added: “GosuGamers has fostered a passionate gaming community over the years. We want to strengthen that relationship and build stronger ties with GosuGamers and nurture the growth of the esports ecosystem through this partnership.”