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Press release: Startup Launch – 09.09.2016

Former pro gamer Marc “vazy” Berthold and Alexandra “Maxima” Merz launch their start-up World eSport, a social network aiming to take eSport to the next level.

World eSport, a start-up founded in London, UK, in 2015, by former pro gamer Marc “vazy” Berthold (FR) and Alexandra “Maxima” Merz (DE), announces its launch. Its aim is to provide video gamers & eSport enthusiasts of the world a social network, by filling the missing gap in the market and to take eSport to the next professional level.

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World eSport is the ultimate professional network dedicated to video games and eSport, providing the gamers of the world a place to connect with like-minded people, create their eSport profile, share eSport and video games related content and articles, follow their favourite players, teams or companies, get the latest news from the hottest eSport events in the world and specifically search for and find jobs, opportunities or gaming teams to get involved in. World eSport is the first platform dedicated to eSport and video games, providing in one place everything that eSport enthusiasts need. It is the social network for which the eSport community was waiting for in order to take eSport to the next level.

“I was a pro gamer during 10 years, and I know very well what we had, what we didn’t have and what we would have needed in order to make eSport a real sport. eSport brought me so much, that it is more than natural to help growing it. By bringing World eSport to life, we want to ensure that every eSport enthusiast in the world can live his passion fully” says Founder & CEO Marc Berthold.

World eSport comes at the perfect time. The video games and eSport market is booming and continues to receive more attention- day by day. While the competitions are being followed on a growing basis, the number of eSport viewers and eSport enthusiasts in the world reached a new high of 292 million in 2016, and this number will continue to rise to 415 million by 2019. As for the number of people aware of eSport, their amount is estimated to reach 1.5 billion in 2019. With such promising figures, World eSport is there to bring them all a dedicated social network where they won’t feel misplaced.

“Our research throughout our start-up establishment phase has shown us, that eSport and related content is not yet recognised as professional enough to appear on current available networks. We understand this frustration, which led us to the solution. By bringing World eSport to life, we encourage everyone to be a driver of eSport and actively engage in the network. This is the only way we can collectively achieve our aim.” related Alexandra “Maxima” Merz, Founder.

World eSport Ltd is a start-up established in London, UK at the end of 2015. Former pro gamer and winner of two French cups, one European cup and one World cup (ESWC) on Call of Duty, Marc “vazy” Berthold obtained his Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship from the EM Strasbourg Business School. He uses the experience acquired as pro gamer to support and to drive the expansion of eSport.

Alexandra “Maxima” Merz, who studied Law in England and obtained her Masters Degree in Intellectual Property and IT Law from King’s College London, has always been involved in entrepreneurial projects. Founder of a Free Legal Advice project, President and Vice-President at Enactus NTU and Deputy Director of a social enterprise, she fell in love with the eSport industry and is now fully dedicated to bringing gamers of the world the best place to enjoy their passion.


Founder & CEO of Esports brought me so much, that it is more than natural to help grow it. By bringing to life, we want to ensure that every esports enthusiast in the world can live his passion fully.

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