Gamer Sensei Launches as an Ally for eSports Gamers to Win More

With $2.3 Million Seed Funding Led by Accomplice and Boston Seed
Capital, Gamer Sensei Provides Personalized Coaching and Skills
Development for All Major eSports Titles

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Gamer Sensei launched the industry’s first mastery
platform for competitive gamers who want to win more, backed by $2.3
million in seed funding from lead investors Accomplice and Boston Seed
Capital, with participation by Sigma Prime, FJ Labs, Corigin Ventures
and Timothy & Todd McSweeney. Gamer Sensei provides personalized
coaching and skills development for major eSports titles to help all
gamers reach their next level. The company also announced an exclusive
long-term coaching and curricula partnership with NRG eSports and an
exclusive partnership with StrifeCro from Cloud9.

The funds will be used to grow the Gamer Sensei team, accelerate
development of the patent-pending mastery algorithm, expand to
additional games, increase partnerships with the world’s best Sensei and
eSports teams and establish an industry standard system for
credentialing Sensei and improving players.

“eSports is a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide and both new and
experienced players will always look for that extra edge to best their
competition,” said Peter Blacklow, partner at Boston Seed Capital.
“Gamer Sensei’s unique ability to match competitive gamers with the
industry’s largest collection of certified Sensei is already resulting
in huge improvements, and we see great potential for the company as its
legion of fans grows,” remarked Ryan Moore, partner at Accomplice.

Gamer Sensei invented an algorithm to match competitive gamers with the
world’s largest collection of certified Sensei across all major eSports
titles. On a one-on-one basis, Sensei help competitive gamers overcome
individual challenges in their games of choice, leading them to win
more. Once matched with a top Sensei, gamers receive personalized
in-game coaching, resulting in measureable improvements. Gamer Sensei
currently offers personalized coaching and skills development for
Hearthstone, Overwatch, League of Legends, DOTA2, Heroes of the Storm
and StarCraft II.

Gamer Sensei started because co-founders William Collis, Rohan Gopaldas
and Jiapeng Ji were frustrated by the lack of options to improve at
Hearthstone. Despite watching streams and reading forums, the trio
struggled without a personalized and highly skilled service to provide
expert feedback. They also hated playing for hours at a time without
learning anything new, or wasting a night of gaming by racking up a
string of losses. The co-founders created Gamer Sensei to provide an
efficient, clear and personalized path to eSports improvement. “I just
wanted to get better,” explained Rohan, “but instead, I found myself
wasting countless hours losing, without understanding why. I felt like I
was learning piano by banging on the keys.”

“Every gamer knows what it’s like to hit a wall and feel like they have
no easy and effective path to improvement,” said William. “For aspiring
pros looking to break into the top tiers of competition as well as
average gamers looking to win more, Gamer Sensei provides personalized,
reliable and friendly coaching and skills instruction.”

Over time, Gamer Sensei plans to add on-demand training and personalized
assessments that take into account a gamer’s previous skills development
and learning style to allow them to efficiently transition skills from
one title to another. Additionally, Gamer Sensei will be developing the
industry’s most comprehensive set of personalized curricula for all
major eSports titles, as its partnerships with NRG eSports and StrifeCro
from Cloud9 illustrate.

“There are countless claims and services offered to competitive gamers
but few tools that are grounded in numbers and metrics to determine
effectiveness,” said Andy Miller, Co-Owner of NRG eSports. “NRG eSports
is pleased to partner with Gamer Sensei to offer our coaches, players
and analysts to their elite stable of Sensei and develop customizable
curricula we intend to establish as the industry’s standard.”

Gamers can sign up and Sensei can apply for the early stage beta now at http://www.gamersensei.com.

About Gamer Sensei Gamer Sensei is the first mastery platform for
competitive gamers who want to win more. Through its patent pending
mastery technology that connects players with world’s largest collection
of certified Sensei across all major eSports titles, the company
provides personalized coaching and skills development to help all gamers
reach their next level. Gamers can sign up and Sensei can apply for the
early stage beta now at http://www.gamersensei.com.

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Contacts

fama PR for Gamer Sensei
Alex Howe, 617.986.5030
gamersensei@famapr.com