Global esports organization T1 Entertainment & Sports has announced an investment in esports analytics startup Mobalytics. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“All of our players, coaches, and teams across the T1 portfolio rely on in-game analytics, which is why we thought it was so important to invest in Mobalytics,” said Joe Marsh, CEO of T1 in a release. “We are especially excited to collaborate with the Mobalytics team to help build out new training programs for VALORANT so we can continue to see talent develop and grow within Riot’s new title.”
In addition to building a new training program for VALORANT, Mobalytics provides analytics and tools for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra (all Riot Games titles). The company has previously partnered with various League of Legends esports teams such as Golden Guardians as a data partner.
T1 currently competes in League of Legends in South Korea’s professional league, and is currently the team with the most world championship titles in the game’s history. The organization has also announced its intent to compete in VALORANT, and has hosted two tournaments during the game’s closed beta.
“T1 will be a great strategic partner for Mobalytics,” Marsh told The Esports Observer. “From the competitive side, our Valorant players and coaches will provide key insights into the new product being offered. For the League product, once it is optimized for Korean language, we will work together to engage the passionate Korean esports community and T1 fans to help improve their game. I’ll serve as an informal advisor and resource for Amine and his team as they continue to scale their suite of services.”
T1 is not the first esports organization to make an investment in a gaming data services company. Last year, Team SoloMid’s parent company Swift acquired Blitz Esports, a League of Legends desktop app.
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