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Gaming media company Gamurs raises $12M Series A

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Gamurs, a Sydney-based esports, gaming and entertainment media company, has closed a $12 million Series A round.

Why it matters: Gamurs is one of the companies leading the current wave of online gaming outlet consolidation.

Details: Gamurs, which is already profitable, will use the funds to acquire more companies.

  • The round was led by Elysian Park Ventures and Cerro Capital. Powerhouse Capital, Aura Ventures and Artesian also participated.
  • "[W]e view Gamurs as the driving force to consolidate an incredibly fragmented esports and gaming media ecosystem," said Ashish Patel, Cerro Capital co-founder and managing partner, in a statement.

Catch up quick: Gamurs' funding announcement comes a week after it struck a deal to acquire a slew of gaming news sites from Enthusiast Gaming.

  • That deal includes outlets like Upcomer, Destructoid and The Escapist.
  • In fact, it's been a busy 2022 for Gamurs: The company bought Prima Games in January and then acquired Twinfinite in February.
  • Earlier this week, Fandom bought gaming and entertainment news sites including GameSpot, Metacritic and the perennially resold TV Guide in a $55 million deal with Red Ventures.
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