The founder of Betfred, Fred Done, has announced his investment in GGIntel, a new Manchester-based business focusing on esports news, entertainment and media.
The start-up is aiming to providing a mix of content, tournament info and industry updates.
Fred Done can be seen pictured above (centre) along with GGIntel head of ops Jake Bannister (left) and GGIntel MD Chris Young (right).
GGIntel joins a mix of esports publications from the UK including Esports Insider, Dexerto and yours truly, Esports News UK, all of which have their own style and remit.
On a more global scale, many esports publications have emerged over the years. There are sites including ESPN Esports, Dot Esports, The Esports Observer, VPEsports, InvenGlobal and game-specific sites like The Rift Herald, so it’s arguably more competitive landscape than ever. Others, like Yahoo Esports and Slingshot Esports, have come and gone.
UK billionaire Fred Done said:
GGIntel MD Chris Young commented: “I am delighted to have launched GGIntel in one of the most rapidly growing and exciting industries in the world.
“The aim of GGIntel is to be the global leader in providing transparent, in-depth esports information and education through engaging content written and produced by experts in the field. We are already off to a blinding start, and we’ve only just begun.”
GGIntel has a beta site at the moment and is currently developing what will be its finalised site, as well as recruiting to grow its team.
ENUK welcomes the competition – the more publications out there, the more coverage esports gets, the better we can promote and grow this industry together.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.