Riot Games, one of the game companies offering the world’s largest esports experience, announced that it has acquired Kanga Talents, an interactive media startup. The cost of the deal has not yet been specified.
Founded by Jake Perlman-Garr in 2018, Kanga Talents will join the Riot Games team to strengthen efforts to improve fans’ esports experience. Kanga Talents is a company that specializes in creating fan hubs on topics such as e-sports franchises and talents, and producing content accordingly.
Riot Games Director of Esports Product Management Luke Cudney commented on the acquisition:
“We are thrilled to have Jake and his team join us in our quest to make the world better for esports fans. Kanga represented the very rare and perfect mix of talent, shared vision, passion, and value alignment. I am so excited by what we are building together to foster deep, meaningful fan participation with esports.”
Kanga Talents Founder and CEO Jake Perlman-Garr added:
“Riot’s bold vision for esports is unparalleled across gaming so we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to contribute our expertise in audience engagement and gaming fandom to the mission.”
In addition to its mission to be the world’s best player-focused game company, Riot Games continues to work towards becoming the undisputed leader in esports. However, it continues to expand its esports portfolio with “Valorant Champions Tour” for first-person shooter Valorant and “Wild Rift Esports” for Wild Rift on the mobile platform.