USM Holding bought a 90% stake and CSGOLounge Dota2Lounge
17 August 2016
Leader of eSports in the CIS, holding "ESforce Holding", formerly known as "Virtus.pro Group", has acquired 90% stake in the company "Lounge Sp.z.o.o.", which owns the site "CSGO Lounge". New owner of the resource, providing betting game items for the matches "CS: GO", informs "The Esports Observer", referring to the transaction documents.
"ESforce Holding" a large Russian company, which estimated "The Esports Observer" controls 80% of the CIS audience in eSports. Holding owned share of assets and the total media rights Ukrainian eSports organization "Natus Vincere", Russian eSports organization "Virtus.pro", Russian-language studio commenting and analysts "RuHub", online store products eSports "Fragstore", and a number of subsidiary resources total audience of 40 million unique visitors a year.
In October 2015, the owner of the "USM Holdings", whose subsidiary is the "ESforce Holding" ( "Virtus.pro Group"), the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov said he was willing to invest in their holding of more than $ 100,000,000. According to analysts, the turnover of the eSports organization in 2017 will be about $ 40 million, compared with a turnover in 2015 - $ 3,000,000, is a huge number.