Esports fan service Quarterback has raised $2.5m in a successful round of seed funding.
The round is led by Bitkraft - a frequent investor in the esports space, as well as Crest Capital Ventures, Deep Space Ventures and Upwest Labs.
Quarterback's main function is its stream overlay, that allows creators to "continuously engage" with their viewers. The premise is that broadcasters can create leagues for their fans to take part in, alongside daily challenges, prize giveaways and other competitions. The overlay will run and allow fans to interact even when a stream is offline.
Earn while you sleep
The company currently only caters to League of Legends, but CEO Jonathan Weinberg states that Quarterback seeks to expand in to 'four of five' other games too, though we're not sure which titles the company has their eye on.
“With a large continuous increase in viewership and popularity, online gameplay video content makers, streamers, and professional players are looking at new ways to engage with their communities and generate revenue,” Quarterback CEO Jonathan Weinberg told Esports Observer.
“Our platform allows the influencer to directly engage with their fans to create increased community involvement and a new revenue stream even while they are offline.”