The Brazilian startup Playmatch, which uses gaming and esports for educational purposes and owns the Brazilian School League of Esports, is now open for a Seed investment round. With the investment, the company seeks to reach 21K partnered schools still in 2021, adding around 16K to its current 5K partners.
Playmatch was founded in the Brazilian city of Maringá by the COO Edilson Fernandes, an entrepreneur of the educational market, and the CEO Gabriel Vinícius, who worked on the esports market for six years before starting his current company in 2019.
The platform provides esports-related educational content to support teachers and schools: “We help them implement esports internally in the same way that it already has other modalities such as futsal, basketball, etc. They participate for free in our school esports leagues and, in the educational part, we help educators, who usually are digital immigrants, to make their classes more attractive to digital natives, using games and esports as pedagogical tools,” Gabriel Vinícius told The Esports Observer.
The company currently generates revenue through the sponsorship of its school leagues and the job fair it promotes for the esports market, on-demand projects, and consultancy for schools or universities that want to step into the esports and gaming environment. Vinícius, however, says that new projects, some of which will generate new revenue channels, are under development to be released in the next months.
The investment round is expected to be concluded at the end of June.
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