TGS Esports Announces Completion of the Acquisition of Leading Competitive Esports Platform, Pepper Esports
TGS Esports is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Pepper Esports, a next generation competitive esports platform. As part of the Acquisition, the Pepper executive team, Guy Halford-Thompson, Jackson Warren and Ben Hoffman, who have a decade of combined experience in growing early-stage companies in the public markets, joined the TGS executive team, and Guy Halford-Thompson will join the TGS board of directors.
With the acquisition complete, TGS adds a next generation online platform to their esports tournament and event expertise. This all-in-one offering allows any individual, brand, or school to create and manage player communities, spectators, sponsors, and brands—all in one place.
“The Pepper platform is a core component of our 2021 growth strategy. Organizers and communities previously had to utilize multiple third-party applications to put on a successful event, including TGS, and we are esports event experts.” said Spiro Khouri, CEO of TGS. “With the addition of Pepper, the entire experience can be brought under one roof. This provides tremendous value for our team and any of our partners.”
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Pepper has just launched its live Beta (pepper.gg) with select customers. Additional features are being rolled out on the Pepper platform over the next few months, with Pepper’s full launch expected in Q1 2021.
“Now the acquisition is complete we can accelerate our development of the Pepper platform to address the increased interest we are seeing from clients.” said Guy Halford-Thompson, CEO of Pepper Esports. “As a single, unified team, we are able to offer a full suite of services from integrated streaming to full event management sets us apart from other platforms.”