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The Spanish organization Giants Gaming and the British organization Excel Esports merge and GIANTX is born, which will compete in the international elite of esports. This new electronic sports club will have a base of operations in London and Malaga, respective locations of origin of the founding entities, and also in Berlin, headquarters of the main video game competitions of which GIANTX will be part of from 2024, and where its high-performance facilities are located
This partnership takes place with the medium and long-term objective of promoting GIANTX among the most relevant esports companies in the world. The merger between Giants and Excel is an opportunity to accelerate the growth of both companies, expand their geographic presence and access new global markets after leading the Spanish and Anglo-Saxon communities in recent years.
Starting in 2024, GIANTX will strengthen its position in elite esports with its participation in the most important video game competitions today. GIANTX will compete in the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) and Valorant Champions Tour EMEA (VCT). GIANTX will also have representation in Game Changers, Valorant's global women's circuit. Likewise, it will continue in the LoL Super League of the Professional Video Game League (LVP) and the leap to other titles of interest will be studied.
JRJ Group, which acquired a majority stake in Excel in 2018 along with TOMS Capital, will remain a major shareholder in GIANTX. José Díaz and Virginia Calvo, owners of Giants, will continue to be part of the shareholders of GIANTX, as well as the rest of the existing partners. JRJ Group, founded in 2009, is a leading international private equity investment firm, specializing in financial services and the growth of other industries.
José Díaz and Tim Reichert will lead GIANTX as Co-CEOs. The management team is completed by Mark Carter, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO); Virginia Calvo, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO); and Oskar Sisi, VP Marketing
This merger brings together the professional structures of Giants and Excel into one. As a result, GIANTX is made up of more than 60 workers, who will be located in the three headquarters of the new organization: London, Malaga and Berlin, which is established as the sports headquarters.
In addition to focusing on sporting excellence, GIANTX will drive the best content creation and distribution across all its digital channels to design a unique proposition for both fans and its commercial partners.
José Díaz, Co-CEO of GIANTX, highlights: "GIANTX is an extraordinary opportunity. After multiple achievements and years of leadership in the ecosystem, in which Giants has become one of the largest references in the Hispanic market, it is time to evolve and take a new leap. We believe that in Excel we have found the ideal partner to continue growing. Our mission is for GIANTX to establish itself as one of the most valued esports clubs internationally and for our teams to be among the best."
Tim Reichert, Co-CEO of GIANTX, assures: "This merger represents a fundamental chapter in the history of Excel, and we are delighted to begin it with one of the main esports organizations in Spain, Giants. This union of two brands that have "Cultivating such passionate and distinct communities creates a promising new vision for the future for our partners. Leveraging our combined 24 years of rich cultural heritage built in the UK and Spain, GIANTX aims to emerge as a new force in European esports." .
Contact name: Ismael Touat
Contact description: GIANTX
Contact telephone number: 634 92 08 41
Photo caption: José Díaz and Tim Reichert Author: GIANTX