Rogue, current LEC champions, and parent company Infinite Reality, are joining forces with KOI, the electrifying Spanish esports organization founded by former LVP caster and Twitch star Ibai Llanos and professional footballer and founder of sports media investment firm Kosmos Gerard Piqué. The formidable strategic alliance kicks off in early 2023 and will see the organizations combining their strengths to dominate esports in Europe.
“I couldn’t be more proud of KOI and what we’ve been able to achieve in such a short period of time,” remarked KOI co-owner Ibai Llanos. “This partnership with Rogue just accelerates our growth and broadens our opportunities to provide the most engaging and exciting experiences for our fans. ¡Vamos!”
“Infinite Reality is delighted to partner with Ibai and Gerard to bring these two amazing organizations together,” said Infinite Reality CEO John Acunto. “We’ll continue to build upon the successes of these great teams to become the dominant force in esports and entertainment. The fans will be the ultimate winners in this transformative alliance.”
“Having established Rogue as a world-leading talent factory with championship winning teams, we could not be more thrilled to be working with KOI. With this alliance, we can up the game and serve our fans even more industry-leading entertaining content, all while continuing to build Ibai’s legacy in esports,” said Anna Baumann, Executive Vice President of Esports, Infinite Reality.
Ibai Llanos, the social media celebrity and Twitch luminary who operates the fourth most followed channel in the world, will serve as a featured ambassador of the partnership across both KOI and Rogue, including KOI’s competitive teams in the much-anticipated pro Valorant league and LVP SuperLiga, as well as Rogue’s teams in Call of Duty, Rocket League, Rainbow Six, and their championship League of Legends roster- the number one LEC seed entering into next week’s Worlds competition.
In July 2022, Infinite Reality (iR) announced the completion of the previously reported acquisition of ReKTGlobal for a purchase price of $470 million. This was based on an equity valuation for iR of $2 billion, for a combined post-close valuation of $2.47 billion.
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